Friday, May 11

Friday Photography | Visualizing the Numbers

Photographic artist Chris Jordan is doing an interesting series called "Running the Numbers" that means to visualize the sometimes abstract statistics that define American material culture.

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

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Depicts 75,000 shipping containers, the number of containers processed through American ports every day.

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Depicts 426,000 cell phones, equal to the number of cell phones retired in the US every day.

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Very sobering. In any case, Happy Friday!

2 comments:

Francis said...

You can see Chris's work exhibited in Second Life. More details here

AM Putra said...

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