April 23, 2009, 9:12 am
The Carnivore’s Dilemma
By Lisa Agustin
Showing large numbers in a way that both grabs the attention of an audience and also compels them to think about their relationship to the data can be a challenge for statistics-based visualizations. Animal Visuals has just released an animation depicting the rate of slaughter of chickens, pigs, and cows in the United States in 2008:
Initially, I found the speed of the animation to be somewhat distracting, but the effect of the animals moving/twitching along the conveyor belt gave me a visceral feeling that was hard to ignore. In a way I wonder if this was really the point of the graphic, rather than making me think about the numbers themselves.
Posted by Henry Woodbury on April 23, 2009 at 9:55 am
Is it lunchtime yet?
Posted by Will J. on April 23, 2009 at 11:46 am