|Cultural mapping via Netflix rentals
||[Jan. 10th, 2010|12:18 pm]
Simultaneously view maps of the top 50 rentals in a dozen cities.
Great demonstration of cultural GIS. Seems like things are especially
evident in DC and Atlanta.
Thanks magid !http://blog.bunnyfields.com/cultural-mapping-via-netflix-rentals
2010-01-10 10:16 pm (UTC)
"Milk" was #1 in the Gayest areas of Seattle, and "Role Models" was waaay down the list except for the University District, where it was #1. "Marley and Me" was out of the top 50 exactly within city limits, but ramped up the farther you got into the suburbs.
I could go on and on. I love this.
Fascinating. Proxy mapping of cultural & socioeconomic interests. Indications of how divided the country really remains, by examining the political/social content of the most divisive films. Interesting cross-over successes: Taken, Body of Lies, The Proposal.
I especially notice how military bases pop out for certain movies, aside from the normal urban/suburban divide and the PG County/NoVa+Montgomery divide.