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Art Design

Census Maps Using Word Frequency From 19 Million Dating Website Profiles

March 31, 2011

Christopher Jobson


Chicago area

Each decade the United States government embarks on a census of its entire population in order to update population numbers and demographic information that aids in the allocation of Congressional seats, electoral votes, and government program funding. But as helpful and interesting as this data is, what does it really tell us about who we are? What about our likes, dislikes, feelings, and the ways we choose to define ourselves? In his project A More Perfect Union, artist R. Luke Dubois asked this very question and set out to answer it by joining 21 dating web sites and aggregating language used in the profiles of 19 million people. The data was then organized to create dozens of insanely detailed city and state maps that tell a wonderfully rich story about who we are, or at least, who we claim to be. Via his artist statement:

To join a dating site you have to, quite literally, “put yourself out there”, describing yourself for the express purpose of being liked. This seemingly simple act is quite complex. You have to provide, in addition to some basic statistics, two pieces of prose: you have to say who you are, and you have to say who you want to be with. In the second piece of writing, you have to tell the truth. In the first, you have to lie.

I joined twenty-one dating sites in order to make my own census of the United States in 2010. These are my findings: a road atlas of the United States, with the names of cities, towns, and neighborhoods replaced with the words people use to describe themselves and those they want to be with.

These maps contain 20,262 unique words, based on the analysis of online dating profiles from 19,095,414 single Americans.

Below are some examples of maps where locations are substituted with words people used to describe themselves. Click any image for more detail.


Central Texas


California


Michigan

DuBois also used the data to generate heatmaps helping to draw comparisons between specific terms county by county.


“Bored” (male vs. female)


“Lonely” (male vs. female)


“Sexy” (male vs. female)


“Naughty” versus “Nice”


“Conservative” versus “Liberal”

A More Perfect Union was shown at bitforms gallery in New York earlier this year. Take a deep dive into the maps Dubois created at his website, and check out a short video about the project. (thnx, leif!)

 

 



Design Food

An infographic diet: tea, beer, and cupcakes

March 16, 2011

Christopher Jobson


Ran into all of these today and it seemed like they should go together. First, the Taxonomy of Teas by Wendy Chan, next the 14 Surprising Facts About Beer (a $25 print) by Belancio, and lastly the Anatomy of a Cupcake (a print for $50). (hat tips to pratt, fastco, and designspiration)

 

 



Design Photography

Infographics in Context

February 9, 2011

Christopher Jobson

As part of a degree project for the Danish Design School, graphic designer Peter Ørntoft turned people and physical spaces into into contextual infographics.

The project deals with data from a list of the social related interests of the Danish people. The list is the result of an opinion poll from a major consultancy company in Denmark. I have used the context of specific opinion polls within each interest to shape and design diagrams. By doing so the receiver understands more layers of information about the data.

What a great and extremely successful solution. (via laughing squid)

 

 



Design

Transit Maps from Zero Per Zero

January 10, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Fantastic transit maps from a duo of graphic designers out of Seoul called Zero Per Zero. Shown above are Tokyo, Seoul, Osaka, and NYC. They also have great maps for London, Hokkaido and Barcelona.

 

 



Design

Cars, Bus, Bikes: The Space Taken by 60 People

January 8, 2011

Christopher Jobson

A great redesign by Aza Raskin of a 2001 poster that used the dreaded Comic Sans. (via pratt)

 

 



Design Music

Girl Talk Visualized

December 10, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Extraordinary music visualization work by Tiffany Farrant for FastCo. This graphic unlocks the musical DNA of Girl Talk’s latest album All Day as Gregg Gillis mixes literally dozens of songs to create each track. Really fun to follow along with the music if you can.

 

 



Design

Stupidly Beautiful Neighborhood Maps by These Are Things

December 3, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Stumbled on this gorgeous Chicago neighborhoods print over at These Are Things, a collaboration between Jen Adrion and Omar Noory out of Columbus, Ohio. They’ve also got maps for Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, LA, DC, and of course Columbus.