I’ve been commissioned to write an article for Saga Magazine (the UK’s bestselling monthly magazine) called: Change the World From Your Living Room. The idea is to feature people who have been able to make a big difference in the world, from their own homes, simply by working from their computers.
I'd like to speak to a few people who continue to participate in fold-it. Ideally it would be good if you are UK based (but not essential) and you would need to be aged 50 or older, happy to use your real name and to be photographed. I'd like to ask you why you got involved, what you feel you have achieved through your participation and why participation has been personally fulfilling.
I am aware that foldit has made a real difference, enabling the unlocking of the structure of an AIDS-related enzyme and helping to further the scientific community's understanding of proteins.
If you are willing to be interviewed this can be done over the phone, via Skype or I can simply send over a few questions by email (whatever is your preference). You'd need to be willing to chat a bit about why you got involved and what you hope you have achieved by taking part.
If you are interested, please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org (write 'foldit' in the subject line).
Thanks in advanced for your help