Here's a terrific video talk given by an artist named Chris Jordan. He works with huge statistics which otherwise seem so massive as to be incomprehensible and tries to make them more tangible. One of his works addresses the number of breast implants done in the US yearly by using images of Barbie dolls.
By the way, if you're not familiar with the TED talks, all the ones I've seen so far have been fascinating and stimulating. Enjoy!
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