Chris Jordan Running The Numbers Running The Numbers An American Self PortraitCurrent Share About This Projectrunning The Numbers Traduction En Franais ExemplesTraductions En Contexte De Running The Numbers En Anglais Franais Avec Reverso Context I Mean, I Ve Been Running The Numbers On This, I Think I Spenttodollars Chris Jordan Running The Numbers II Running The Numbers II Portraits Of Global Mass CultureCurrent Share About This ProjectUrban Dictionary Running Numbers The Number Runners That Worked For Organized Crime In Thes Ands During This Time The Mafia And Other Gangs Controlled A Lottery Like Game Which Was Called The Numbers The People Who Worked For The Numbers Racket Were Called Number Runners They Collected The Bets From The Gamblers And Delivered The Payoff When The Gamblers Won Sometimes, These Number Runners Were Said To Be Running Numbers Running The Numbers Keith Fields Magic Blog Running The Numbers A Wonderful Tool For The Mind Reader You Will Wonder How You Managed Without It One Example Of The Many Possible Routines With This Book A Volunteer Is Asked To Stop You At A Random Page As You Flick Through The Book They Then Look At The Page Number And Remember It This Is Repeated With Volunteers Thay Are All Thinking Of Different Numbers You Ask ThemChris Jordan D Arides Statistiques Transmutes En ImagesUne Image Vaut Mieux Que Mille Mots, C Est Ce Que Prouve Chris Jordan En Ralisant Ses Immenses Photo Montages De La Srie Running The Numbers, Un Auto Portrait Amricain Les Photos Illustrent Des Statistiques Peu Comprhensibles Dans Leur Scheresse En Transformant Les Nombres En Objets, Il Fait Le Portrait De La Socit Amricaine, De Sa Violence Et De Sa Course Effrne La Surconsommation


10 thoughts on “Running the Numbers: An American Self-portrait

  1. says:

    This exhibition-related book holds up well almost 10 years later. The social and political statements remain relevant. The technique (using large numbers of small objects) remains impressive. We are constantly showered with statistics (gun deaths, plastic ocean, etc.) but these images confront us differently.


  2. says:

    "My idea with the Running the Numbers series is to...give you the statistic in a different way that allows the viewer to experience the number more directly with their heart. One of the huge problems that faces our society right now is that...our consumerism, and the resulting global warming, worldwide environmental destruction, the toxification of our oceans, and the desertification of our agricultural lands, and so on, are not happening because there's an extremely bad person out there who is doing a huge amount of terrible consuming. This is happening because of the tiny incremental harm that every single one of us is doing as an individual. The problem is this cumulative effect from the behaviors of hundreds of millions of individuals. Each person looks around at his or her own behavior, and it doesn't look all that bad. What we each have to expand our consciousness to hold is that the cumulative effect of hundreds of millions of individual consumer decisions is causing the worldwide destruction of our environment."

    "Each image portrays a specific quantity of something: thirty seconds of our aluminum can consumption, eight hours of commercial jet flights, and so on. My hope is that images representing these statistics might have a different effect than the raw numbers we encounter daily in books, magazines, and the news. Statistics about our mass culture can feel abstract and anesthetizing, making it hard to connect with the profoundly important issues the represent.
    Finding meaning in these huge numbers is made even more difficult by the fact that there is nowhere we can go to see the actual phenomena--the millions of barrels of oil we burn daily, or the eleven hundred Americans who die every day from smoking cigarettes, or all the children in our country who lack health insurance. They are spread across our nation in an invisible collective that is impossible to experience in any way other than by rows of numbers with lots of zeros, written on a page.
    In this way, I think of Running the Numbers as a kind of translation, from the deadening language of statistics into a more universal visual language that might allow for more feeling. The underlying aim is to question our roles and responsibilities as individuals in a society that is increasingly enormous, incomprehensible, and overwhelming."