Code used to generate the Shades of TIME project
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README.md

Shades of TIME Project

This repository contains all of the code and data used to generate the Shades of TIME project.

http://labs.drewconway.com/time

The process for generating the Shades of TIME required the following steps:

  1. The data set of Time Magazine covers, downloaded here

  2. Using OpenCV to detect and extract the faces appearing in the magazine covers

    • time_covers.py
  3. Using the Python Image Library to implement the Peer, at al. (2003) skin tone classifier to find the dominant skin tone in each face
    • skin_tone.py
  4. Designing a data visualization and exploration tool using d3.js
    • tones.js

License

Created by Drew Conway (drew.conway@nyu.edu) on 2012-04-20

Copyright (c) 2012, under the Simplified BSD License.
For more information on FreeBSD see: http://www.opensource.org/licenses/bsd-license.php All rights reserved.