A recent study that analyzed the faces within 3,389 issues of Time magazine published between the years of 1923 and 2014 found that the majority of faces represented belonged to white men. As one of America’s most notable news magazines since 1923, Time magazine demonstrates how popular attitudes within America have evolved over time. The study used three datasets. The first dataset used a machine to determine the gender of the face based on samples from the magazine. The second dataset utilized human labor to classify the faces based upon several factors like race, gender, or age. The final dataset included the raw data used to create the second dataset. The researchers plan to use the data from the study in the future to determine how the representation of women within the magazine has evolved over time, particularly in advertising purposes.

Full article: https://culturalanalytics.org/article/12265-faces-extracted-from-time-magazine-1923-2014

The Time magazine project: https://magazineproject.org/TIME/

The project’s open dataaset: https://dataverse.harvard.edu/dataset.xhtml?persistentId=doi:10.7910/DVN/JMFQT7

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