'The Thing hates accounting more than any other crime, because it is the opposite of Wilding. The more men account the world, the less wild it will be'.
Stefanie Posavec has visualised the different time periods featured in the story. For the Booming, the time when people used Accounting to generate accurate data, she measured the world using Google World and created the image based on the distances between all of the capital cities. In the Withering, the time when nature has begun to take over, the figures begin to disintegrate. In the final image of the Wilding, when society has become one with nature, measurements have become fragile plants growing out of the crumbled data.
Posavec is an American graphic designer been based in London. Interested in exploring the concept of 'data illustration', she uses information as the medium for visual experimentation. For much of her career she has worked with text, ranging from book covers and book layouts to interface design for literary websites and iPhone book apps.
© Stefanie Posavec, 2013