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Selfiecity in Wired

Wired, 2.20.14
“I’m still surprised the number is so low,” says Lev Manovich, a computer science professor at The Graduate Center, CUNY whose name you might recognize from his Phototrails project. Manovich, along data visualization whiz Moritz Stefaner and their team of researcher, historians and designers, spent the past six months gathering Instagram data from five major cities across the world for Selfiecity, a new research project that tries to make sense of the media in social media. How else would we find out that, on average, men only snap 20 percent of the selfies taken in Moscow?

Submitted on: FEB 25, 2014

Category: Computer Science | GC Press Coverage