Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Go see some "eye candy"...

This graphic from the NY Times compresses almost 100 years of information about human mouths and the misery caused thereby into one almost stunning chart. Think of the pain, the terror, the children torn from their mothers, the death, the fear....all compressed into some innocent appearing lines on a background. An abstraction of atrocities.

Another graphic from Civil Eats provides an interactive look at the sources and amount of calories ingested from 1970 to 2008. This presentation utilizes some of the strengths of presenting information via computer, those of being able to present data in a dynamic manner and allowing the user to influence the presentation. Notice how many more calories we eat now as compared to 1970.

No matter what, make your food choices a comfort for all Earthlings, go vegan.


Have Gone Vegan said...

Great chart indeed. As they say, a picture paints a thousand words! Don't have Java for the graphic, but am sure it was good as well. :)

veganelder said...

Thank you for commenting H.G.V. Java makes for charts/graphs that allow you to move your mouse around and change values (and their visual representation) as you look at them. Pretty powerful way to present data.

Bea Elliott said...

There's something about seeing cold hard evidence on graphs and charts that is both convincing and chilling. Powered by Produce just posted a graph that shows what Americans consume annually. The shock comes when you see the 600.5 pounds of non-cheese dairy.

It's also a heartache for me to see 73+ pounds of birds. Such little birds... So many, many killings. :(