5/4/09

Danger! Danger! Information Graphics At Work


Let's be careful out there.

It's a dangerous world. At any moment you could be crushed by falling objects, fall off a cliff, be swept to your death, run over by a tank, or electrocuted by high voltage lines. The flickr group, Stick Figues in Peril documents our propensity to do stupid things, and the well-meaning attempts of information graphics to prevent us diving into shallow water, swimming in dangerous surf, erecting ladders directly below high voltage lines, and walking right to the edge of unstable overlooks. The human folly in all its glory is illustrated in seeming infinite detail, one information graphic after another. It's a rich and apparently growing field. To date more than 10,000 members have posted over 18,000 images.

1 comment:

  1. I couldn't find a "DANGER: WILD WOMEN" sign in the lot!
    Get on the stick, you figures!

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