The Dumpster is an interactive online visualization that attempts to depict a slice through the romantic lives of American teenagers. … The project’s graphical tools reveal the astonishing similarities, unique differences, and underlying patterns of these failed relationships, providing both peculiarly analytic and sympathetically intimate perspectives onto the diversity of global romantic pain.
From a visualization and ethnography perspective it is worthy of recording. It would be like if Flash had never experienced Joshua Davis as a leader. Yet like much of Joshua’s work, there is something missing. It is cool, but what did we LEARN? Is it in any way predictive? Interfaces are great, but can we load up our friendly neighborhood neural net and get cranking away on what the opportunties are for the team next week!?!