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WORLD PROCESSOR

Ingo Günther, installation of the World Processor series, illuminated globes. © Ingo Günther

Ingo Günther, installation of the World Processor series, illuminated globes. © Ingo Günther

Ingo Günther, [115-2] Wetlands (2016): “Wetlands” is the collective term for marshes, swamps, bogs, and similar areas. About 75% of all endangered species are native to the world’s wetlands. © Ingo Günther

Ingo Günther, [115-2] Wetlands (2016): “Wetlands” is the collective term for marshes, swamps, bogs, and similar areas. About 75% of all endangered species are native to the world’s wetlands. © Ingo Günther

Ingo Günther, [1] TV Ownership (2010): If you multiply the number of daily TV deaths by the number of people owning TV sets and subtract that number from the population, most nations would disappear on a daily basis. © Ingo Günther

Ingo Günther, [1] TV Ownership (2010): If you multiply the number of daily TV deaths by the number of people owning TV sets and subtract that number from the population, most nations would disappear on a daily basis. © Ingo Günther

Ingo Günther, installation of the World Processor series, illuminated globes. © Ingo Günther

Ingo Günther, installation of the World Processor series, illuminated globes. © Ingo Günther

[388] Sharks Attacked (2013): Black paint covers the ocean and bleeds into the coastlines, sometimes enveloping an entire country, where unprovoked shark attacks have been recorded.

Ingo Günther, [388] Sharks Attacked (2013): Black paint covers the ocean and bleeds into the coastlines, sometimes enveloping an entire country, where unprovoked shark attacks have been recorded. Conversely, red “bite” marks extend from countries’ borders where humans kill more than 1 million fish per yearly capture. These marks extend a distance relative to the country’s capture production. © Ingo Günther

Ingo Günther: World Processor
April 4 through May 28, 2017

In his World Processor series, Ingo Günther maps “big data” about global issues on a sea of illuminated globes. Big data are extremely large data sets that can be analyzed to reveal patterns and trends relating to human behavior and interactions. Each globe in the exhibition is identical in size and shape but presents unique content about science, economics, and history. Using the tools of the cartographer and graphic artist, Günther represents concepts like life expectancy around the world on one globe while drawing our attention to the scarcity of arable land on another. He draws the paths of historic trade routes on a blue globe and global access to the Internet on a black and white one. This immersive experience, comprised of dozens of globes, will take students on a journey to explore the complex relationship between humans and the planet.

This experience is recommended for students in grades 3-12.

Tours are limited to one class at a time and will last approximately one hour.

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