Webnums
The Secret Lives of Numbers (2002, with Martin Wattenberg, Jonathan Feinberg, Shelly Wynecoop, David Elashoff, & David Becker). The artists conducted an exhaustive empirical study to determine the relative popularity of every integer between zero and one million. The resulting information exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns which reflect our culture, our minds, and our bodies. We surmise that our dataset is a numeric snaphot of the collective consciousness; in The Secret Lives of Numbers, we return our analyses to the public in the form of an interactive visualization, whose aim is to provoke awareness of one's own numeric manifestations.
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