City Mouse vs. Country Mouse

Rika, Nurro, robots, competition, Eyewire, citizen science

Truly this is one of the greatest face-offs from legend and fable: the city mouse who thrives on urban energy and culture, versus the country mouse who prefers a simple rural lifestyle. We have a pretty even mix of city mice and country mice here at HQ, but which are you? And who shall reign supreme on Eyewire? Starting at 11 AM EDT on 9/12 and going for 24 hours, we’re about to find out.

Your teams:

City Mouse

  • Convenience, convenience! Why drive when you can walk or take public transit? You’d like everything you need to feel right at your fingertips.
  • There’s nothing like good nightlife. Whether you’re at a club, a concert, a play, or the latest experimental restaurant, your evenings are meant to be spent outside the home.
  • Your ideal world is a glittering patchwork of unique neighborhoods and the people who live in them. Variety is truly the spice of life!

Country Mouse

  • Space, space, space! Whether or not you’re a people person, you need an open, quiet place to retreat to at the end of your day, and you’d rather travel there alone too.
  • You like to make your own entertainments: a delicious home-cooked meal to share with your loved ones, or just sitting out on the porch with a glass of lemonade to watch the sunset.
  • Your ideal world might still run on plenty of technology, but you just don’t feel right if you aren’t living close to the natural world.

For science!

Artwork by Megan Kelly