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Reads tagged with “sociology”

Cartograms: Making a Point with Distorted Maps
Cartograms: Making a Point with Distorted Maps

Why space is relative and how popular media are making entire continents disappear.

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A Documentarian Collage of Humanity: 8 Billion Lives
A Documentarian Collage of Humanity: 8 Billion Lives

A celebrity chef, a Buddhist monk and a gay rights activist walk into a bar…

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The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color
The Pink and Blue Projects: Exploring the Genderization of Color

How political correctness resulted in enforcing a universal, cross-cultural gender stereotype.

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Illustartion Spotlight: Every Person In New York
Illustartion Spotlight: Every Person In New York

Nachos, modern art, and how to put yourself on the cultural map.

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Heart of a City: BioMapping
Heart of a City: BioMapping

Why skin is the new heart and how your neighbors can change the way your feel about your street.

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Stolen Moments: Secret Glimpses of Neighbors’ Lives
Stolen Moments: Secret Glimpses of Neighbors’ Lives

What Lower East Side kisses have to do with oil painting and the age of surveillance.

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Beyond the Dunbar Number: Picking Dunbar’s Brain
Beyond the Dunbar Number: Picking Dunbar’s Brain

Kinship vs. friendship, the cognitive demands of monogamy, or why 400 Facebook friends may be a health hazard.

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Jonathan Harris: World Building in a Crazy World
Jonathan Harris: World Building in a Crazy World

Simplicity vs. complexity, mental junk food, and how to be your own person.

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Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self
Emotional Cartography: Technologies of the Self

What hacking has to do with art, technology and being human.

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Chris Jordan’s Photographic Visualizations of Excess
Chris Jordan’s Photographic Visualizations of Excess

What Van Gogh has to do with Big Tobacco and how piles of folded laundry put the prison system in perspective.

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