List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts

2004 – Of All the People in All the World: Stats with Rice

      Since around 2004 the British group of artists Stan’s Cafe is creating data landscapes all over the world by mapping each grain of rice to a person in order to convey various statistics such as city populations or deaths in the holocaust. The size and theme of the show change depending on the location. The largest one involved 104 tons of rice. Rice is weighted manually in small quantities and manually poured over piles. This labor-intensive process is part of the show.


  1. Stan's Cafe (2006) Of All People In All The World.
  2. Mike Kirshner (2005) Factory Work.
  3. Photos from (left to right) The Telegraph, Flickr user Emidot, Flickr user Sparks68.