Stereotypes today are typically outdated and vaguely racist but when harmless, they can be quite comical. Like these quick hitter animations about what the USA thinks of Europe and vice versa and what different parts of Europe thinks about the other parts. They're a lot of fun to watch.
Everybody knows that Arizona is hot and Minnesota is cold. But what does Google autocomplete have to say about each state's defining stereotype?
The media is full of geek stereotypes, everywhere from Big Bang Theory to episodes of CSI and NCIS. These images of geeks as antisocial, immature dorks may seem harmless — but a new study suggests these media images help keep women out of computer science.
Kirill Zaytsev's "Flagsters: Flags Letters Countries & Stereotypes" is a visual experiment using national flags and their verbal stereotypes to reimagine pre-existing national designs.
When you punch into Google, why is California so... Google autocomplete will show you liberal, broke, anti-gun and expensive. For New York? Great, populated, expensive and big. Alabama? So racist, so good, so good at football and so obese. This is the United States of America, according to Google autocomplete.
Stereotypes: vicious, unfair, and hurtful. And perpetrated by malicious onboard guidance systems like this one, which assumes you're a Francophone just because you make the nasally laugh-moan of a Frenchman cliché. You ought to be ashamed of yourself, voiture vilain.
Today California's Prop 19 could possibly (but probably won't) make smoking pot in the state legal. It seems like everyone smokes these days, but what can we learn about a person's character based on how they choose to smoke?
Oh Microsoft, when will you ever live down the Apple comparisons? It's not all the mactards' fault, you know—not when you are pulling stunts like this. Seriously, you have a "How To" page showing customers "how to" open the Vista software packaging—and it's a 3-step process.