List of Physical Visualizations
and Related Artifacts
With tag “beads”

2004 – Worry (Prayer) Beads

One bead = one year. Size of colored beads is proportional to number of terrorist-caused deaths. Black beads = no terrorist deaths. The largest bead is 2001. Also see Loren Madsen’s earlier piece Tops (2001) featuring the same dataset, our entry 1995 – Loren Madsen’s Early Data Sculptures, and our interview with the artist. Sources: Loren Madsen  

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2019 – New Worry Beads: Deaths from Terrorism

   Worry Beads, one for every year from 1945 (closest in the pic), are scaled at one cc per human life. The volume of each is set by the number of terrorist-caused deaths for that year globally. The whole thing is about 40′ long, the largest bead (2014) is 19″ dia. There’s other material which hopefully makes clear that the #1 American fear, terrorist attack, […]

Added by Pierre Dragicevic, sent by Loren Madsen. Category: Passive physical visualization. Tags: , ,
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