Monday, July 6, 2009

Good With Numbers

Chris Jordan creates images that help us to experience in a different way the collective impact our civilization is having in different dimensions. He depicts our consumption habits, (bottles, plastic bags, cars etc.) as well as our society's soaring prison populations among other things. Check here to see more of his works.

A Detail

A Partial Zoom

Complete Picture Depicting 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds

The images can be overwhelming, but perhaps the way we should look at it is that if we each just make small changes, collectively we can start to make things much better. No nagging here, just feel good whenever you find yourself doing one of many small things that can make a difference like: keeping your tires full, eating vegetarian food every now and then, reusing your own plastic bottle for water rather than buying bottled water all the time, turning the thermostat a little bit down.....

You can also hear him discuss some of his works in the short feature below.

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