Neo-Nerdom

Glamorized geeks are hailed as celebrities, redefining pop culture
Implications - Media that was once populated by traditionally beautiful pop culture figures are being taken over by “neo-nerds,” whose quirky qualities are increasingly being considered beautiful by the general population. The neo-nerd is a strange yet successful person who (unlike their prototypical nerd predecessor) is not only accepted by, but hailed as, a superior in society. Today’s nerds have become symbols in society that question the traditional meaning of “cool.”
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Facebook Founder Fashion - ‘Mark’ by Mark Zuckerberg Parody
SCORE: 6.2
V. Hot 23,224 Clicks Pub: Dec 5, 10
Facebook Founder Fashion
‘Mark’ by Mark Zuckerberg Parody
The Facebook founder and the CEO of Apple both have something in common, and for this reason I feel that the ‘Mark’ by Mark Zuckerberg clothing line will have you taken seriously. Both computer big-shots… [More]
Hair Morphing Contests - 99design Searches for the Next Great Hair Style for Julian Assange
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Hot 11,908 Clicks Pub: Jan 22, 11
Hair Morphing Contests
99design Searches for the Next Great Hair Style for Julian Assange
99designs knows its tough to keep your hair looking fresh, which is why it launched the ‘Design the next great hair style for Julian Assange’ contest. Calling on all members to get involved in finding… [More]
Facebook Mag Covers - Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine's 2010 Person of the Year
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Warm 4,852 Clicks Pub: Dec 17, 10
Facebook Mag Covers
Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine's 2010 Person of the Year
Is it really a shock that Mark Zuckerberg is Time Magazine's Man of the Year? I certainly wasn't surprised to see the face of the founder of Facebook on the front of this year's big issue. Presidents,… [More]
Epic Financial District Photography - The Matt Mawson Bankers Series is Shot on Wall St. & Lime St.
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Warm 4,360 Clicks Pub: Jan 13, 11
Epic Financial District Photography
The Matt Mawson Bankers Series is Shot on Wall St. & Lime St.
You don't have to watch Wall Street to know that financial districts around the world are full of a rare amount of energy, which is so palpable you can almost see it in the Matt Mawson Bankers photo series.… [More]
Facebook Comics - Starring Mark Zuckerberg in His Own Comic Series
SCORE: 5
Mild 4,766 Clicks Pub: Sep 28, 10
Facebook Comics
Starring Mark Zuckerberg in His Own Comic Series
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Pixelated Techie Portraits - The Steve Jobs Bust is Depicted in a 3D Digital Sculptural Style
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Mild 3,803 Clicks Pub: Sep 28, 10
Pixelated Techie Portraits
The Steve Jobs Bust is Depicted in a 3D Digital Sculptural Style
Techies and businessmen have become the icons of this era, so it's not surprising to see an item like this Steve Jobs bust designed by Sevensheaven. In traditional form, the portrait depicts Apple's… [More]