From Rhizome Artbase

The Secret Lives of Numbers is an interactive data visualization and net artwork resulting from an exhaustive empirical study to determine the relative popularity of every integer between zero and one million. The artists explain, "...certain numbers, such as 212, 486, 911, 1040, 1492, 1776, 68040, or 90210, occur more frequently than their neighbors because they are used to denominate the phone numbers, tax forms, computer chips, famous dates, or television programs that figure prominently in our culture." The resulting information exhibits an extraordinary variety of patterns which serve as a snapshot of the collective consciousness.