Category Archives: Social Mathematicians

Why do Hipsters look alike?

It was a hot day as I stepped into the air conditioned mall. It is 1995 or maybe 1996; my mall has slightly opaque sky lights so you could still see the bright midsummer sunlight outside. I would have preferred darkness. I … Continue reading

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Popcorn Analytics

I’m sitting at my dining room table trying to discern the difference in texture, squeakiness, and flavor of the food in my mouth. Across from me, several of my friends are thoughtfully chewing on popcorn and making notes. We all … Continue reading

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Mathy Friendships

On a scale of one to ten, how much do you like each of your friends? We don’t often have reason to carefully evaluate the strengths of our relationships. However, as a fan of quantification, I’ve created a visualization of … Continue reading

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Parable of Polygons

In a time not so long ago, two women vi hart and Nicky Case created¬†“a playable post on how harmless choices can make a harmful world.” Their post addresses the struggles of housing diversity (or lack thereof). You can play¬†with … Continue reading

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Your Wedding is Not about You.

Your Wedding is Not about You. SocialMathematics presents three graphs which describe how your wedding isn’t really about you. Data may or may not be made up. Continue reading

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Looking through the math lens

Looking through the math lens… can be hard! Continue reading

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The Cost of a Post-Doc…

Turns out my choice to move away from academics and into Industry may have netted me the cost of my first born child… here’s an article that explains why. Continue reading

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