• 12.14.09

Infographic of the Day: The Many Species of Geek

A sprawling diagram of geek culture, including all the objects of geek affection.

This map of the various species of geek–and their activities,
obsessions, slang, idols, and social communities–is stunningly
exhaustive. Not much to say about it, except that there is perhaps one type of geek missing: The Infogeek. That is, the kind of geek that would spend weeks on end tabulating such a map, color-coding it, and drawing it out. Full-size version here.


About the author

Cliff is director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.