Data Mining the Amazon
Angie Waller
This project involved the collection and cross-referencing of a selection of Amazon.com recommendations,
resulting in amusing lists of CD recommendations for political conservatives and liberals. The main section
of the book is a set of colorful complex diagrams linking politically 'conservative' books with the most
popular CDs bought by the same customers. This is juxtaposed with similar lists for a 'liberal' audience.
The final section of the book presents a direct sampling of Amazon's 'Purchase Circles' and shows pop
culture items uniquely popular to the US Military, the UN, Arthur Andersen Consulting, Nike and others.

Offset lithography printing, 2003
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