The Frontal Cortex

Data Visualization

Speaking of data visualization, a reader sent along this link to some fabulous examples. Each of these images, according to artist and creator Jason Salavon, is composed of “100 unique commemorative photographs culled from the internet. The final compositions are arrived at using both the mean and the median, splitting the difference between a specific norm and an ideal one.” They remind me of some cheesy Renoir portraits.

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Comments

  1. #1 sai
    July 17, 2008

    Tried something similar with movie posters. The results are interesting but not as easily recognizable.
    http://www.discerniblepreferences.com/2008/06/what-movie-posters-tell-us-a-clustering-analysis.html

  2. #2 chalten
    July 18, 2008

    this reminds me of a similar experiment (although of a fictional nature) Bruce Sterling describes on his novel “Holy Fire”, where one of the characters (some kind of experimental designer) tracks the eyes of people looking at several women models and then creates a 3D representation of the visualized woman, getting something simmilar to an image of a fertility goddess :)

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