Wednesday, February 07, 2007

31 days in Iraq

(Click here to enlarge)

[Image: 31 Days in Iraq: "In January more than 1,900 people — soldiers, security officers and civilians — were killed in the insurgency in Iraq, up from 800 in January 2006. Many corpses showed signs of torture, meaning the victims were probably killed by religious and tribal death squads. This map, based on data from the American, British and Iraqi governments and from news reports, shows the dates, locations and circumstances of deaths for the first month of the year. Given the vast size of Iraq and the communications difficulties inherent in war, the information may be incomplete. Nonetheless, it is our effort to visually depict the continuing human cost of the Iraq war."

By Adriana Lins de Albuquerque, a doctoral student in political science at Columbia, and Alicia Cheng, a graphic designer at mgmt. design in Brooklyn. 2007, The New York Times.]

(thanks Bryan!)


Blogger marten said...

great one.

it's interesting to see the american forces wielding guns pointing up, while other coalition forces have them pointing to the ground. secret subjectivity?

12:06 PM  
Blogger Bryan Finoki said...

good catch marten.
you know, those european defectors, those wimpy-asses - impotent! whatever. maybe there is a real reason for it, i don't know. but those americans sure do think they are a bunch of bad asses.
good luck.

1:56 PM  

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