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Thursday, 03 January 2008

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Pretty amazing! How many artists get to so effectively incorporate and combine their artistic sensibilities with their life's passion, particularly one that can serve in the interest of mankind.

Of course, others would simply dismiss his work as the self serving delusions of "an environmental whacko."

Certainly interesting stuff, but I feel like the presentation was missing something obvious: a representation of the number of people in the United States or the world. Showing the number of plastic bags used in the U.S. in a minute/hour/day, but then only providing a single person (or the Space Needle) to give a sense of scale, doesn't really seem appropriate. The question is: how does this stack up relative to the population in the U.S.?

Obviously, the amount of consumption and waste in the U.S. will be high compared to other countries, so a similar comparison for other countries would be interesting, too. It seems to me like it wouldn't be too hard for Mr. Jordan to use his technique to represent the number of people in the world as well.

Just to be clear, I'm not trying to detract from his message or imply that he is misrepresenting anything. It's just that even with all of the contextual help he was giving, I felt like the crucial element was still missing, especially given his emphasis on the idea that individuals matter.

Best regards,
Adam

An inspiring and eye opening presentation. I applaud his efforts and the way in which he uses art to change the world for the better.

I've been wanting to share this with you and this is the perfect post to do so.

http://www.storyofstuff.com/

Good year to all.

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