Picturing excess: Chris Jordan on TED.com

Artist Chris Jordan shows us a surprising view of Western culture, in this energizing look at numbers so big, we simply don’t (or can’t) think about them. His supersized images picture unimaginable statistics — like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day. (Recorded February 2008 in Monterey, California. Duration: 11:14.)

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