Sunday, March 02, 2008

visualization of statistics as art

I am quite wary of art with a pointed agenda. All art has some sort of agenda, of course, but some works seem to be more overtly political than art.

That said, you really need to look at Chris Jordan's "Running the Numbers" series. I don't know where he gets his numbers, but these are astonishing visualizations of statistics, many having to do with consumerism and wastefulness.

I am also an admirer of his Katrina aftermath series.

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