Friday, June 13, 2008

Beautiful but Disturbing: Waste Art

Image above depicts 11,000 jet trails, equal to the number of commercial flights in the US every eight hours.

A colleague sent me to Chris Jordan's website, "Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait." This site uses photography to show a specific number of something (such as number of plastic bottles used in the US every five minutes). The photography is beautiful, but the statistics it portrays are incredibly disturbing. Take a look and be astounded!

1 comment:

Kevin said...

so the first thing that struck me was the fact that we use over 100,000 cans every half minute? That is incredible! I wonder if they are all soda cans?

The second thing that struck me is his cell phone picture is made of my all time favorite cell phone.. I'll take one back please! :)

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