Physical Graphs as Critique on American Culture

Aug 20, 2008

These wooden graphs by Joshua Callaghan show uh, something on the left and military spending on the right. While I wouldn’t call them any type of spectacular representation of data, I do like the idea of placing data into a physical space. We always get our graphs on a computer screen or on paper at best, which can take the human out of the data. It’s easy to forget that a single data point can represent an entire human life (or death). Keep that in mind the next time you analyze a dataset.

[via designboom | Thanks, Guðmundur]

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