Little Big World
Just found this impressive count: these folks put 13,000 hours of work into counting out these 3.2 million grains of sand. Just about a cup. Turns out that this is about how many communities (villages, towns, cities) exist on earth. Visualizing each grain as a community turns this project (whose goal was a little different) into a simple, powerful expression of the vastness of the presence of (merely human) life on earth. Pretty!