I think it would be interesting to add an api for this little game that would allow coders who play eve, or who don't, to hook into the api to pull in these files as images.
Using the data points alone would also be interesting, but I personally believe it would defeat the purpose of this experiment because the whole idea is to find things that they eye notices which an algorithm might not.
So the idea would be, the coders would be able to use the api to request the next graph, as an image, and then they would write code which would try to analyze the image for the transits that we are using our eyes to look for anyway.
I know this is possible because there is code and programs, for example, that are used to count the number of flies on a cow.
Of course, it would be broken if anyone did come up with good code for doing this, so it would probably be important to put a limitation on how many api requests could be made per minute, etc. To the extent that the program would be requesting images from the api much more slowly than a person can click through, but the idea would be that it would also be extremely more accurate, assuming good code implementation.
This is really my only two cents about this thing and to be honest, I am not sure if I even would be able to make code that could do this... I just know that it is possible.
Overall, this event is great and I appreciate the fact that CCP seems to be interested in adding content like this to the game.