Stanley Kubrick‘s daughter Vivian is well-known not just for her cameos in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Barry Lyndon but also her own documentary about her father’s work on The Shining. Recently she has started sharing photos of her on the set of her father’s film sets via her Twitter account. Definitely some cool stuff to check out
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.
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°