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If Only – 7 Deadly Sins Map of America

Posted in art and design, neato, science with tags , , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by absurddelight

A clever researcher at Kansas State University clearly needed something catchy to map for a geographer’s conference. And he picked a doozie, conceptually anyway.

The geographer(s) mapped all the rest of the seven deadly sins too. Gluttony is pretty much an evenly distributed nationwide character trait. California is a chart topper in a few categories. Various other cliches are also “confirmed.” But really, isn’t a mapped “sin index” (that’s what these academics named their data), just foolish fun with meaningless numbers? Yes. Yes it is.

This is a precision party trick — rigorous mapping of ridiculous data. – Las Vegas Sun.

ChartPorn was kind enough to synthesize the methodology. Continue reading

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Guess What It Is?

Posted in accidental art, science with tags , , on March 27, 2009 by absurddelight

A close up of  a fabric? A painting?

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