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This post is long overdue. Most of Chris Jordan works, originally posted back in early 2007, consist of large-format, long-zoom artworks of some mind-blowing data about various US statistics. His super-sized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics, from the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day, to the amount of breast augmentation surgeries. In his talk, he shows a few examples, and describes why he is obsessed by representing such anonymous, enormous statistics into a visual language that can be "felt".

Watch the high-quality resolution TED talk below, or check out his works on his webpage [chrisjordan.com].

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'...representing such anonymous, enormous statistics into a visual language that can be "felt".'

Definitely a challenge considering the average person stops "feeling" numbers and has to count when there are more than three or four objects.

Fri 16 Jan 2009 at 7:37 PM

@Daniel: I believe that's five actually. And remember that that only concerns counting exact number -- people can feel the 'volume' even on large scales (perhaps less precisely with growing number, and only up to a certain limit, but still).

Sat 17 Jan 2009 at 1:42 AM
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