194.5 cm x 302.5 cm
(Taken from the “Rupture” series.)
Isamu Noguchi, Transformation of Nature (Shizen no henka), 1984, mikage granite
Photo by Kevin Noble
The Noguchi Museum
Massive visualization uses Google’s Ngram Viewer – a remarkable big-data tool for tracking changes in culture though word usage in more than 4 billion books – to depict political, scientific, cultural, and philosophical themes.
One of the most prominent patterns is the fall of “God” over the course of the 20th century, as well as the rise of utopias – a concept that has always enchanted us – in the aftermath of WWII.
Vauxite with Quartz, Cassiterite
Siglo XX Mine, Llallagua, Bolivia