Towse: views from the hill

April 8, 2008

Internet Resources – Writers Resources – Writing Links & Writers Links for Writers

Filed under: stats,URL,writing — Towse @ 7:54 pm

Hit counter stands at 999439. When it rolls over to zeroes, I plan to swop it for a different counter.

Mercy me. A million hits. Who woulda thunk back when that this day would come to pass?

May 21, 2007

RUNNING THE NUMBERS: An American Self-Portrait by Chris Jordan

Filed under: art,environmentalism,life,stats — Towse @ 7:56 pm

Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait

This new series 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. Statistics can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it difficult to connect with and make meaning of 3.6 million SUV sales in one year, for example, or 2.3 million Americans in prison, or 426,000 cell phones retired every day. This project visually examines these vast and bizarre measures of our society, in large intricately detailed prints assembled from thousands of smaller photographs.


[Thank you, Auntie K!]

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