Dataviz for "My Ideal Bookshelf"

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3 Responses to “Dataviz for "My Ideal Bookshelf"”

  1. BarBarSeven says:

    I wasn’t going to comment on this post, when suddenly this uber cool kid wearing sunglasses popped out of nowhere to attempt & coerce me into taking a survey. Say what?  

  2. L_Mariachi says:

    This reminds me of that photo project from about a year ago about “what do you carry on your person” or somesuch, which resulted in a lot of highly self-curated collections instead of actual pocket contents. It read almost as a shopping guide in a glossy magazine; “if you want to be like this person, keep your Moleskine notebook ($12) in your Chrome messenger bag ($140), which includes pockets for your Oliver Peoples eyeglasses ($300) and your iPhone 4S ($200 with 2-yr contract.)”  It says a lot about how the subjects would like to be perceived, without offering any contrast with how they actually perceive themselves or are perceived by others.  Lord knows there’s a lot of stuff on my shelves that I like a lot but wouldn’t put forth as representative of how cool I am (the Savage Sword of Conan anthologies leap out as an example. People have actually made negative comments about that one to my face.)

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      This reminds me of that photo project from about a year ago about “what do you carry on your person” or somesuch, which resulted in a lot of highly self-curated collections instead of actual pocket contents.

      The fact that nobody had a booger-crusted handkerchief gave it away.

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