‘The Future’ illuminates the overall state of peace or conflict around the world. Each light bulb represents one of the world’s 206 sovereign states; bulbs representing states at peace are lit, while bulbs representing states in conflict are unlit.By intentionally simplifying complex issues and representing peace and conflict as binary on/off states, ‘The Future’ is designed to instigate conversations and create awareness about conflicts across the globe that affect billions of people. ‘The Future’ may look rather grim and dark at this particular moment in time, but our hope is that the project inspires people to reflect on what can be accomplished to make the world brighter and more peaceful. Determinations regarding the peace or conflict status of individual sovereign states are made using data culled from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) and warsintheworld.com.
Commissioned by Fine Acts
206 lightbulbs, fixings, board, framework
Datos como cultura: Cartegena Data Festival
April 2015 – at the Overseas Development Initiative's Cartegena Data Festival, Columbia
Identifiable, Open, Retrieved, Shared, State
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