Our paper compares content, photo techniques and visual styles of 100,000 Instagram images shared in a number of global cities. We use computer vision to detect 1000 types of content and 50 aesthetic features and then compare the images on these dimensions using three different methods.
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12 October 2016
23 July 2016
How does a city such as New York is represented in millions of Instagram posts created by locals and visitors? Which parts of a city receive most attention and which remain invisible? How can we quantify and measure these patterns? We investigate these questions using methods from economics and cultural analytics.