Candace Couse

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Life and Death

This map is really incredible. It was passed along by my friend Jack Welsh, a Liverpool based arts administrator, researcher and writer.

"In 1950, there were 2.5 billion humans. Today there are just over 7 billion. In another 30 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections, there will be more than 9 billion.

Brad Lyon has a doctoral degree in mathematics and does software development. He wanted to make those numbers visual. Last year he and designer Bill Snebold made a hugely popular interactive simulation map of births and deaths in the U.S. alone—the population of which is on pace to increase 44 percent by 2050. Now, Lyon takes on the world."

Click here to see the interactive map. You will be glad you did.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Halloween Party Fun

Last year Jack and I were supposed to go out with our good friend Dan for halloween. We decided to meet in Paris. Jack flew in from Canada, Dan from Sweden, and I was living in Switzerland at the time. Jack and I had bought some feathers and makeup in Germany and decided that we would be birds. Long story short: we met, we drank, we drank, I painted Jack's face like a tiger and we slept. This is the story of how Dan and I woke up a little hung over with a tiger in a Paris hotel room.

Anyway, I'm off to a halloween party this year and I'm finally going to let this bird fly. View the larger version here, or check it tiny style below:

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Leading the World

Check out this cool creation from The Dog House Diaries. Hats off to my home team (Canada) for playing baseball with cosmic debris, and kudos to Uzbekistan for being doubly landlocked! I always knew Uzbekistan loved me.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013