Jonathan Harris

I was very intrigued by the Starbucks/McDonalds post, so I checked the fine print and looked up the source to be pleasantly surprised with a number of fanstastic infographics dealing with current world issues. And, if that wasn't enough, the same man--Jonathan Harris--produced them. His portfolio of work is unbelievable. He was first involved with Flaming Toast Productions but has since moved on to Number 27. I would really recommend everyone clicks around both sites because the depth and diversity of works (both in content and medium) is impressive, inspiring and quite beautiful.

Combining elements of computer science, anthropology, visual art and storytelling, Jonathan Harris (b. 1979) designs systems to explore and explain the human world. He has made projects about human emotion, human desire, modern mythologyscience, news, anonymity, and language, and documented an Alaskan Eskimo whale hunt. He was commissioned by Yahoo! to build the world's largest time capsule, and by MoMA to build an interactive installation about online dating. He studied computer science at Princeton University, and was awarded a 2004 Fabrica fellowship. The winner of three Webby Awards, his work has also been recognized by AIGA, Ars Electronica, Print, ID Magazine, and the State of Vermont, has been featured by CNN, BBC, NPR, Reuters, Metropolis, The New York Times, USA Today, and Wired, and has been exhibited at Le Centre Pompidou (Paris), and MoMA (New York). He has given lectures all over the world, including at Google, Princeton and Stanford Universities, the TED Conference, and on Bhutanese television. Born in lovely Vermont, he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.