Little Big World

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Three Million Grains.jpg

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[1]. Turns out that this is about how many communities (villages, towns, cities) exist on earth[2][3]. 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!