Infograph(s)

I have decided to expand the blog entries beyond artists.

Here’s 3 Infographs I love.

 

Wind Map
(2) 5-axis 3D Tube Cutting Laser for the 2013 Exocet
Minimum wage machineMinimum Wage Machine

Blake Fall-Conroy, 2008-2010

 

This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York.

 

This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.

 

Reference:

 

The average worker earning minimum wage must work 130+ hours to afford rent in New York and California.

 

http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/30/paying-rent-on-minimum-wage/

 

 

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