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Everyone Ever in the World
by The Luxury of Protest 2011
“…a visual representation of the number of people to have lived versus been killed in wars, massacres and genocide during the recorded history of humankind. The visualisation uses existing paper area and paper loss (die cut circle) to represent the concepts of life and death respectively. The total number of people to have lived was estimated… [to be] approximately 77.6 billion human beings… and is represented in the poster as total paper area (650 mm x 920 mm). The total people killed in conflicts was collated from a number of historical source books and was summed for all conflicts - approximately 969 million people killed, or ~1.25% of all the people to have ever lived (die cut area = 650 mm x 920 mm x 0.0125). The timescale encompasses 3200 BCE to 2009 CE - a period of over 5 millennia, and 1100+ conflicted of recorded human history.” [more]
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