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Chris Jordan’s Mandala of the Movement

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E Pluribus Unum / The Many Become One

I used the image above to illustrate the previous post, but I realize the caption didn’t really explain its relevance to the OpenWiser campaign. Here goes.

Chris Jordan’s image “E Pluribus Unum (The Many Become One),” depicts the global “movement of movements” described by Paul Hawken in his book Blessed Unrest, as a 50’x50′ mandala. The lines connecting the 108 points around the circle are actually made up of the names of the 110,000+ organizations in the WiserEarth database rendered in 4-point type. Chris is hoping to find a sponsor to commission an installation of the full-size image somewhere in Vancouver during next year’s winter Olympics.

Written by leifutne

June 8, 2009 at 11:48 pm

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  1. Just got word of this today. Beautiful art!
    Thanks for posting this Leif!

    Wibowo Sulistio

    June 11, 2009 at 7:16 am

  2. Wow…that is amazing stuff – for a second there, I was wondering what was so great about a big grey circle and a couple of silhouetted figures. But clicking through to Chris’ website and seeing the image broken down is amazing – I hope he gets his sponsorship!

    Jake Tufts

    June 11, 2009 at 8:27 am

  3. Thank you for transforming words into art and art into the OpenWiser campaign to make more interconnections possible!

    Timonie Hood

    June 16, 2009 at 1:45 pm


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