About Tinghy

What is this?

Tinghy stands for "this isn't going to help you," because let's face it, if you're going to gaming website to get your life in order ... you probably have some bigger problems. In all seriousness, the aim of the website is to do two things at once: provide a fun platform to play some simples games online, while also allowing us to conduct research into the psychology and sociology of how people's online and offline selves are related and how humans tend to interact with machines, in a time where those types of questions are more relevant and prevalent for all of us. So, in short: the responses you give when playing the games also help us do our research.

Are you storing any of my data?

As you play, your results are stored safely and used to build your own profile. We use your data for research purpose only, in an anonymized and aggregated manner. We won't ever share your personal data with any other party. You can delete all your data anytime by going to your profile page and hitting the "Delete my data" button.

Will there be new games?

Yes! Stay tuned and new game islands will emerge from the ocean.

Who are you guys?

We're a team of interdisciplinary researchers--coming from computer science, social psychology, design and other fields. We're all interested in human behavior in one form or another. And what brings us to together in part is a shared interest in making research more interactive and fun, under the umbrella of what might be called computational social science. Here's some more details about the team below.
Jeremie Rappaz
Jeremie Rappaz
EPFL
Eva Sharma
Eva Sharma
Georgia Tech
Tobias Kauer
Tobias Kauer
Urbane Zukunft
Sebastian Deri
Sebastian Deri
Cornell University
Krisztian Varga
Krisztian Varga
Nokia Bell Labs
Miriam Redi
Miriam Redi
Wikimedia Foundation
Luca Aiello
Luca Aiello
Nokia Bell Labs
Daniele Quercia
Daniele Quercia
Nokia Bell Labs

Can I learn more about your research?

The first paper about the scientific implications of Tinghy is available here: https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.04528. Stay tuned fore more!

Am I alone in this world?

... probably. but that's not what we're talking about right now.

Actually what I wanted to ask is...

For any enquiry, please contact help@tinghy.org