Enter SelfieCity, a website that takes an analytical view at “selfies” taken from users in Bangkok, Berlin, Moscow, New York, and Sao Paolo. The site uses image recognition and analysis to analyze tilt, angle, mood, and all the other things that make the selfie what it is.
This is data-mining and vanity together, at its finest – as well as an interesting use of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform.
Get down to the details by seeing the complete analysis and reading some full-length reports on SelfieCity, but most exciting is the interactive selfie browser Selfiexploratory.
Women’s selfies show more expressive poses; for instance, the average amount of head tilt is 150% higher than for men: (12.3° vs. 8.2°). Sao Paulo is most extreme – there, the average head tilt for females is 16.9°
Amazon customer service going above and beyond sending this note to my mother
Not a bad day outside the office.
whiteboarding important concepts at work
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An exhibit on display at New York’s Danziger Gallery features the artwork of Parisian Thierry Cohen titled ‘Villes Éteintes’ (Darkened Cities), showing night skies in various international cities without the disadvantages of light pollution.
For those who cannot make it to NYC for the exhibition, be sure to check the online gallery, featuring detailed and accurate depictions of star-filled skies above a blacked-out New York City, Paris, Sao Paolo, Los Angeles, and more.
View the online gallery [via Danziger Gallery]
See the complete list of public exhibitions
Some brillant photpgraphy from Patrick Cashin, showing the MTA‘s latest tunnelling project under New York City, which will connect the LIRR to Grand Central Terminal
East Side Access Update [via MTA]