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musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

The below pictures are part of an amazing art installation by Chris Jordan, depicting the habits of contemporary American (and so western) society, with regard to consumption and waste. 'This' website shows several of the powerful images in the series (and includes an image of one installation on display to give an idea of scale) - it's well worth a visit! Here's a sample...

an image depicting 11,000 jet trails, equal to the number of commercial flights in the US every eight hours...



partial zoom...



details at actual size...



There are more images like this 'here'

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 3:11 PM

1 Comments:

I ran across this site months ago and I thought it was very insightful. I still don't know how "availability" translates into "waste" but that's a whole other arguments. A lot of stuff gets recycled and reused in the west, which is NOT the case for developing countries.

We consume a lot because we CREATE a lot. You can't have one without the other.

commented by Anonymous Virgil Vaduva, 10:27 PM  

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