Visualizing the U.S. Military Budget as 88,548 CGI Tanks

By Niraj Chokshi

Infostethetics points to a great depiction of budgetary excess:

Following the hyperzoom style of visualization artist Chris Jordan, the movie attempts to represent the US military budget of $549 billion dollars as a heap of 88,548 Abram M1 tanks. This all fully rendered as sharp 3D computer graphics imagery (CGI) including some simulated gravitational physics.

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