Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Depicts 10,000 jet trails, equal to the number of commercial flights in the US every eight hours.

From Chris Jordan via MIT Adverlab:

"Chris Jordan "looks at contemporary American culture through the austere lens of statistics. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: fifteen million sheets of office paper (five minutes of paper use); 106,000 aluminum cans (thirty seconds of can consumption) and so on. My hope is that images representing these quantities might have a different effect than the raw numbers alone, such as we find daily in articles and books.""

It's an amazing example of how to bring statistics to life and reminds me of Edward Tufte the hero of graphical representation of stats.

To see more of Chris Jordan's fascinating images click here.



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