Published by Timonie Hood on 17 Jun 2009 at 03:24 pm
Chris Jordan’s amazing work, E Pluribus Unum, has all the names of the organizations on WiserEarth devoted to peace, environmental stewardship, social justice, and the preservation of diverse and indigenous culture around the world. E Pluribus Unum describes an action – that many become one.
The project was inspired by Paul Hawken’s book “Blessed Unrest,” which estimates that between one and two million social sector organizations constitute the largest social movement in history. Paul also founded WiserEarth, an online space dedicated to help this movement connect, collaborate, share knowledge and build alliances.
A closer look at E Pluribus Unum shows the image is built from lines of text, made up of the names of the millions of organizations described above. To give you some idea of the scale of the movement, if the names of organizations in this piece were straightened out in 10 point font, they would be twenty seven miles long.
Chris is hoping to find a sponsor to commission an installation of the full-size image in Vancouver during next year’s winter Olympics.
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