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Cultural mapping via Netflix rentals [Jan. 10th, 2010|12:18 pm]
Nate Bunnyfield


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 !


[User Picture]From: brilem
2010-01-10 10:08 pm (UTC)
This is excellent.
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[User Picture]From: six2
2010-01-10 10:16 pm (UTC)
That's brilliant!
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[User Picture]From: asabass
2010-01-11 01:45 am (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.
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From: natebunnyfield
2010-01-11 03:53 am (UTC)

Please keep commenting!

I ain't made time to poke around this, as of yet.
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[User Picture]From: lazyman
2010-01-11 02:16 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: bit_bit
2010-01-11 03:02 pm (UTC)

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.
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