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A gigantic isometric eBoy-like infographic, based on the concept of summarizing world statistics as a village of 100 people [binsworld.com]. As a result, all the objects and characteristics within it become a percentage: 6 cars, 24 televisions, 9 English speaking people, 10 homosexuals, and so on. The village is divided into 5 navigable zones: Economy, Life, Food, Danger and a World map.

However, somewhere the concept became a bit lost, as I suppose the 300 million bottles of wine and 2500 million cups of coffee are not destined to be consumed by a meager 100 people?

Thnkx Andrea. See also Miniature Earth.

UPDATE: The link to the village, which worked before, seems to result in a Chinese error page. Can someone translate?

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8 COMMENTS

The link seems to lead to an error page in Chinese...

Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 10:27 AM
zephyr

Thnkx for letting me know. It worked before. Can someone translate the webpage?

Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 11:00 AM

it's korean, not chinese.

unfortunately the error message is an image so Google translate didn't help much, but i would imagine that it's similar to the 404 or page not found messages we get in english.

where did Andrea originally find the artwork?

Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 1:05 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/binsworld/2734296355/

Flickerd'

Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 1:41 PM

I took myself all the artwork that is posted on this webpage. The site was thus working fine about 16 hours ago.

Note that the Flickr link points to http://www.villageof100.net/, which does not seem to resolve as well.

Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 2:26 PM

It says the website has exceeded the daily traffic quota, and will be automatically blocked until next 00:00 KST. (07:00 PST)

Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 3:22 PM
Puzzlet Chung

Thnkx Puzzlet!

Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 3:33 PM

The concept reminds me of:
http://www.neotopia.ch/home.asp

“Neotopia” is the vision of a world in which everything has been redistributed to achieve radical equitability. Every person has the same rights and therefore is entitled to claim a just share of the earth’s aggregate resources. But what, then, does each person own? How large an island? How much ice? How many years can we live in luxury? How long do we suffer starvation, and how many years does it take before we can get a new pair of jeans? “Neotopia” gives each of us a plot of land, with an island, with an arctic and an antarctic region, with desert, farmland, and urbanized land, and with the freedom to utilize these resources as we see fit"

Tue 13 Jan 2009 at 9:14 PM
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