Data + Design Project

East Meets West : An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

Wednesday 10.02.2013 , Posted by

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In this global village we live in, there are many differences that exist in how humans live and behave. In particular, there are major differences in how people in the “Western” part of the world perceive things as opposed to those who were raised in the “East.” Some differences are derived from thousands of years of tradition passed on from generation to generation. For example, countries like China, Korea and Japan have been civilizations for many years. The United States, on the other hand, is still a relatively “young” country and in some ways is still finding its common culture. Anthropologists and sociologists have spent lifetimes researching the ways humans live and how we can solve problems and create greater harmony. An artist, who was raised in multiple cultures, decided to make a simple but interesting inforgraphic playing on some of the unique differences between the East and the West. [Read more…]

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A Girl And Her Room: Girls’ Bedrooms Around the World

Monday 11.12.2012 , Posted by

A teenage girl’s bedroom often reveals more about who she is and what’s important to her than a conversation with her. For a privileged girl in the United States, molding her living space is the ultimate form of self-expression. Not only do these bedrooms show the values of the girls that live in them, but they also disclose the values of the culture that she is a part of. Photographer Rania Matar captured the dichotomy between the living quarters of girls in United States and Lebanon. [Read more…]

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