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How Many Really?

Posted by James Cartwright,

It’s hard to quantify statistics in a manner to which people can easily relate. Disasters, pandemics and war can be an almost impossible stretch of the imagination; if you barely know 200 people, what hope have you of comprehending 10,000? Following on from their successful How Big Really? project, the BBC and design consultancy Berg have produced How Many Really? allowing users to compare the number of people involved in key historic events and large-scale disasters with their followers on social media sites. Not hugely upbeat, but understanding the scale of significant global events allows us to empathize with a world that we’re so often desensitized to.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.