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Why All Hipsters Look The Same

Have you ever wondered why all hipsters seem to look exactly the same? Trace explains a mathematical model explaining this phenomenon.

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“In such different domains as statistical physics and spin glasses, neurosciences, social science, economics and finance, large ensemble of interacting individuals taking their decisions either in accordance (mainstream) or against (hipsters) the majority are ubiquitous.”

Mathematical model explains why all hipsters look the same

“Everyone can describe the prototypical hipster: He’s 20 something years old, bearded, and riding a fixed-gear bike while sipping artisanal coffee.”

The Mathematical Reason All Hipsters Look the Same

“Ever wonder why any moderately hip town is packed with flannel-wearing cronies who chug PBR and pride themselves on being super unique, even though they’re all pretty much the same? Now there’s an answer, with the science to back it up.”

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“One of the most humorous generalizations about hipsters is that they like things simply because they are obscure.”

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“According to our data, Manhattan is actually more hipster than Brooklyn. Short of surveying the snugness of men’s pants in each borough, it’s not an easy assertion to quantify.”

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“Behold the hipster, the stylishly disaffected breed of twentysomethings whose fog of twee whimsy envelops Williamsburg and the East Village.”

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“Hipsters’ love of handlebar mustaches, flannel shirts, and elfin shoes, it seems, can be explained by math.”

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“Have you been going through life concerned that the music you listen to just might not be cool enough?”


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