20th Century Death

As promised, our visualization of the major causes of death in the 20th Century – from disease to murder to mudslides.

Originally a 6m x 2m commission by the Wellcome Collection as a companion piece to the London exhibition: ‘Death: A Self-Portrait – The Richard Harris Collection’ (Nov 2012). The result of several weeks painstaking data-gathering and algorithmic-magic.

Now available online for your inspection.

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