Culture Archive:

Interesting analysis of the composition of Reddit content. Randy Olson has a great blog post about how the chart was created.

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Ok, I doubt many people really give a shit about the scenic breakdown of the six Rocky movies, but the implementation of this interactive graphic is pretty impressive. The real time scanning of the entire movies is very cool, and the whole think is snappy and responsive. Well done.

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We’ve seen maps of languages around the world but it’s interesting to look a little deeper at how specific words differ across countries. Michael Kelley makes a few guesses over at Business Insider as to what explains some of the difference.

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Richie Rich

In: Culture Maps

11 Nov 2013

Where are people with the highest incomes and most education living? Here’s a map:

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I still prefer the Baby Name Voyager, but this is a nice presentation.

Also: Jacob? Barf.

Boys

Girls

 

 

Gender Gap

In: Culture

6 Nov 2013

The Economist created these summary charts of political, economic, health, and education gender gaps based on the WEFs 2013 Global Gender Gap Report.

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PopChartLab created this compendium of audio recording and playing devices over time. It’s pretty comprehensive. However, I think PopChartLab is on the verge of becoming the Buzzfeed of infocharts: pointless compiled lists of cartoonized objects. Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature?!? Fictional Beers?!? Nebula of NES Games?!  Shark jumped.

Going back to the original topic: am I the only who occasionally calls his iPod a “walkman”?

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Nicely done. I suspect some people might think that London is given credit for more than it deserves.

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Nice work by Bill Rankin over at Radial Cartography. He tries to map out lands that were really uninhabited prior to discovery. You’ll notice they were mostly small islands.

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If you like maps and haven’t browsed that site before, you should. Lots of cool projects:

A table of projections:

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Comparison of subways in the USA:

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Make a personalized celestial calendar:

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I had no idea there was a red-head enclave in Russia. (further discussion)

Red Hair in Europe

Blondes:

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A clever animation of how the bikes move around throughout the day.  You have to watch it on slow to really get a feeling of what’s going on.

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Is the American dream still alive? Can you work hard and raise your income level? Well, it kinda depends on where you live. The NYT has a couple of nice interactive tools who exploring the results of a study of the issue. (via FlowingData)

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