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John Jerome O'Connor produces infographics of a different sort. Subjects include; obesity and binge drinking by US state; cultural differences regarding personal space; the lottery; earthquakes and wars; offensive words on TV; differences between predicted and actual temperatures; and itches. (via)

He also makes reverse Turing tests and makes lots and lots (and lots) of predictions. A conversation.
posted by mrgrimm (14 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well that was...interesting.
posted by cashman at 10:26 AM on February 25, 2011


Wow, I don't normally say this, but I am definitely not high enough for this.
posted by schyler523 at 10:29 AM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


Cats and schizophrenia infographic.
posted by 3.2.3 at 10:32 AM on February 25, 2011 [3 favorites]


More graphic, less info.
posted by schmod at 10:35 AM on February 25, 2011


I began by recording when, where, and at what temperature and time I had an itch. At various times, I tried to make myself itch by concentrating on the sensation. I then recorded the points on my body (with a Sharpie) where I felt an itch and then transcribed them to the paper, which was cut to my exact height...

Art school flashback, whoa...
posted by R. Mutt at 11:32 AM on February 25, 2011


Wait, what?
posted by elsietheeel at 11:41 AM on February 25, 2011


That's a wonderful interview in The Brooklyn Rail - which is a really great small art paper. Nice work & nice post.
posted by R. Mutt at 11:49 AM on February 25, 2011


I could not make any sense of the description of this. Did anyone?
posted by Mental Wimp at 11:57 AM on February 25, 2011


R. Mutt, you used meth in art school ? ;)
posted by k5.user at 12:02 PM on February 25, 2011


Mental Wimp: Not I. I think you have to have a color decoder ring. Have you checked the bottom of every box in your pantry? I bet this guy has.
posted by kozad at 12:32 PM on February 25, 2011


As a graphic, B-.
As an infographic, F.
posted by Olden_Bittermann at 12:45 PM on February 25, 2011 [1 favorite]


As a graphic, B-.
As an infographic, F.


nth verbatim
posted by herbplarfegan at 2:12 PM on February 25, 2011


This looks more like folk art of some kind. Or outsider art. Maybe we should call this folk info art.
posted by quadog at 2:16 PM on February 25, 2011


As a graphic, B-.
As an infographic, F.


To be fair, they're all just art. So I'm the one who gets an F, not Mr. O'Connor.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:05 AM on March 1, 2011


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