culture

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Circle drawing as an indicator for culture

Thu-Huong Ha and Nikhil Sonnad for Quartz looked at the doodling dataset from Google, in search of cultural differences hidden in how we draw circles around the world. We used the public database from Quick, Draw! to compare how people draw basic shapes around the world. Our analysis suggests that the way you draw a simple circle is linked to geography and cultural upbringing, deep-rooted in hundreds of years of...

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Looking for culture expression in 50 million doodles

Using Google’s Quick Draw dataset, a collection of 50 million drawings across 345 categories, Mauro Martino looked for visual differences and similarities across countries in how people doodle. The result is his project Forma Fluens. As you can see above, drawings of an eye, the sun, and a face came out roughly the same. But then there are country-specific things like a power outlet: Good stuff. [Thanks, Mauro] Tags: culture,...

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How You are Going to Die

A beautiful interactive chart of causes of death according to age. (via Washingtonpost)

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The Evolution of Cell Phones

How tech and culture evolve together.

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Language Families

A beautiful language tree by sssscomic.com.

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Overlapping Photos of World Leaders

I’m not sure what value these have. Tere must me tons of layering and resizing assumptions behind the result. Mostly they are just creepy. USA presidents from 1789 to 1889: 1960-2008: Soviet Union 1917-1991:

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Distant Relations

I always get confused by this shit. I grew up with my dads cousins kids and can never remember how to reference their relationship.     Flowingdata also has a version:

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