Quantitative Iconography

This is clearly intended just as a bit of fun, but it is also a good example of using statistical methods to analyse images –

http://io9.com/5340578/proof-that-every-fantasy-book-cover-must-contain-a-sword

Posted in Aesthetics, Satire
One comment on “Quantitative Iconography
  1. K. Bender says:

    Hi,
    Your blog “Quantitative Iconography” is really smart: a new research domain to develop. I have done some work on the Iconography of Venus from the Middle Ages to Modern Times. See my website.
    I hope to find others interesting applying statistical methods. One very remarkable result of my research is the application of the Law of Lotka, well-known in bibliometrics, to artworks.
    Regards,
    K. Bender