This is  Chris Jordon
Chris is an artist “ The reason I do this is that I have this fear that, as a culture, we are not feeling enough … we’ve l...
These pages are a snapshot of his work and quotes from TED2008.
“…  these are numbers that our brain does not have the ability to comprehend or make meaning out of.”  Chris Jordon @ TED....
Depicts 11,000 jet trails, equal to the number of  commercial flights in the US every eight hours.
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“ And that’s what I’m doing. Taking these huge numbers and translating them into a more universal visual language that can...
Depicts one million plastic cups, the number  used on airline flights in the US every six hours.
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“ If we can feel these issues more deeply then they’ll matter to use more than they do now.”  Chris Jordon @ TED.
Depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used  in the US every five seconds.
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“ And the big question is how do we change? How do we take responsibility for the one part of the solution that we are in ...
Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used  in the US every thirty seconds.
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“ This is who we are. Right now in this moment.” Chris Jordon @ TED.
Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number  of elective breast augmentation surgeries  performed monthly in the US in 200...
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www.chrisjordon.com Click here to see Chris speaking at TED
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  • Chris Jordon Art

    1. 1. This is Chris Jordon
    2. 2. Chris is an artist “ The reason I do this is that I have this fear that, as a culture, we are not feeling enough … we’ve lost our sense of anger and outrage” Chris Jordon @ TED.
    3. 3. These pages are a snapshot of his work and quotes from TED2008.
    4. 4. “… these are numbers that our brain does not have the ability to comprehend or make meaning out of.” Chris Jordon @ TED. “ As we try to build a view of our ecological footprints … the information we have to deal with is these gigantic numbers …”
    5. 5. Depicts 11,000 jet trails, equal to the number of commercial flights in the US every eight hours.
    6. 6. Partial Zoom
    7. 7. Detail at actual size
    8. 8. “ And that’s what I’m doing. Taking these huge numbers and translating them into a more universal visual language that can be felt.” Chris Jordon @ TED.
    9. 9. Depicts one million plastic cups, the number used on airline flights in the US every six hours.
    10. 10. Partial Zoom
    11. 11. Detail at actual size
    12. 12. “ If we can feel these issues more deeply then they’ll matter to use more than they do now.” Chris Jordon @ TED.
    13. 13. Depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the US every five seconds.
    14. 14. Partial Zoom
    15. 15. Detail at actual size
    16. 16. “ And the big question is how do we change? How do we take responsibility for the one part of the solution that we are in charge of? That is our own behaviour.” Chris Jordon @ TED.
    17. 17. Depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.
    18. 18. Partial Zoom
    19. 19. Detail at actual size
    20. 20. “ This is who we are. Right now in this moment.” Chris Jordon @ TED.
    21. 21. Depicts 32,000 Barbies, equal to the number of elective breast augmentation surgeries performed monthly in the US in 2006.
    22. 22. Partial Zoom
    23. 23. Detail at actual size
    24. 24. www.chrisjordon.com Click here to see Chris speaking at TED

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