Selfiecity is a data-driven project concerned with one of the most notorious phenomenons of life in the 21st century: the selfie.
The project collected a large set of Instagram images and used manual tagging and machine learning to analyze the contents of these modern self portraits: how do people tilt their heads? Are they trying to look cool? What about duck faces?
The findings paint a fascinating picture of selfie culture in five cities across the globe.
Selfiecity's analyses are available on the project's website. We've turned them into charts highlighting demographic aspects or facial features. The complete dataset is also available in the Selfiexploratory, an interactive selection tool for filtering and exploring the selfie collection and its attributes.
The Selfiexploratory also become an installation from 2015 to 2016 as 'Selfiecity London' in Somerset House as part of the Big Bang Data exhibition.
Learn more about Selfiecity in this blog post.
KANTAR Information Is Beautiful Awards 2014 - Gold
CNN: Who takes more selfies: Women or men?
Slate: Women Tilt Their Heads More, and Other Findings From a Rigorous Analysis of Selfies
National Geographic: The Science of Selfies: A Five City Comparison
The Atlantic (Citylab): A Hilarious Study of Selfie Photos in 5 Cities Around the World
Wired: Fantastic Infographics, Drawn from a Study of Instagram Selfies