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Chris Jordan:
Turning powerful stats into art

TED2008 · 11:14 · Filmed Feb 2008

Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics — like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day.

Artist
Chris Jordan runs the numbers on modern American life — making large-format, long-zoom artwork from the most mindblowing data about our stuff. Full bio