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Code used to generate the Shades of TIME project
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Shades of TIME Project

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

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

  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
  4. Designing a data visualization and exploration tool using d3.js
    • tones.js


Created by Drew Conway ( on 2012-04-20

Copyright (c) 2012, under the Simplified BSD License.
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