February 7, 2009
Some of biggest problems are tough to comprehend, if we can’t understand them then how can we be expect to play a role and do our part?
Lots of jargon and difficult theories to understand, but hardest of all is to comprehend the issue on a human scale. In Bristol this week, artist Chris Bodie with his Watermarks Project, shows us where the sea level will be on buildings if various events happen, such as the melting of the Greenland ice cap, shown below.
Here CNN tries to explain what a trillion is and ends up looking like a skit from The Daily Show.
Big challenges and issues are hard to communicate, but it appears artists, rather than journalists are the guys who can really do it. They seem to be able to think of ways to put human beings in the picture and give us a sense of scale.
Chris Jordan is an example of an artist who does this really well.
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