|M.I.A. and Rosetta@home video - screensaver that analyzes proteins to find cures for diseases
||[Mar. 8th, 2009|08:35 am]
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I use this screensaver called BOINC that is associated with Rosetta@home, a project where the power of thousands (or millions?) of people's computers is used to analyze proteins that may lead to cures for Alzheimer's, HIV, cancer, diabetes, etc., one day. I know it is a pretty lofty goal, but I think it is possible. Anyway, I long ago made a team for the project called M.I.A.
The teams compete in a way to see who can get the most credits (you have leaderboards just like you do for videogames). I have been pretty lazy about recruiting people for my team, but I thought it would be worth trying to do a little recruitment so I made a video for my team M.I.A. The music is not a remix ... it is just a collection of lyrics from most of M.I.A. songs (a few songs got left out so I think there will be a second video soon).
Here is the propaganda video ;) ...
You can go to this link to join my team or learn more about Rosetta@home ...
The picture of M.I.A. in the video is an unfinished drawing (it's finished now) by Mikee from the M.I.A. Fans message board. His MySpace is here ... http://myspace.com/mikee81889