Friday, September 9, 2011

Chris Jordan's visual statistics

Sometimes when I hear statistics they tend to go right over my head. Large numbers can be incredibly powerful if we can truly grasp their enormity. Chris Jordan creates pictures that emphasize statistics of cultural problems, including the amount of plastic water bottles we use. His work gives meaning to numbers that otherwise go unnoticed and misunderstood. This short clip of a presentation he did from TED highlights some major social problems we are currently facing (including environmental ones) and explains how and why he made the pieces the did. 

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