Baltimore Trash Migration

In: Culture Maps Science

20 Dec 2010

Artist Cameron Zotter collected discarded receipts over a 48 hour period and mapped out how far they had traveled. I love the resulting infographic. Note, the image below is linked to Cameron’s site; here is a higher resolution version of the image on Flickr. (via)

art project showing discarded receipt trash migration in Baltimore over 48 hours

FYI, MIT has a higher tech version of this idea, where they tag trash with GSM cellular phone markers that periodically call home with their location:

MIT project tracking trash with cellular phone technology

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