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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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Sep 10 — Jan 11
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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
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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
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Giant CEO iPortraits
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Much has been made about Steve Jobs’ recent leave of absence from Apple due to health concerns, but none are half as fitting as this Steve Jobs iProduct mosaic. Made by Charis Tsevis, the images create… MORE
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Quirky Diner Photography
Williams + Hirakawa Captures the Cast of 'Big Bang Theory'
Sometimes I wish I was a photographer so that I could meet my favorite stars the way the photography team Williams + Hirakawa does. I mean, how could you not be jealous of those who have captured the genius… MORE

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