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By Stand Still, Stay Silent, who sez:

Language trees for the language lovers! I’ve gathered pretty much all the data for this from ethnologue.com, which is an awesome well of information about language families. And if anyone finds some important language missing let me know! (Naturally most tiny languages didn’t make it on the graph, aww. There’s literally hundreds of them in the Indo-European family alone and I could only fit so many on this page, so most sub-1 mil. speaker languages that don’t have official status somewhere got the cut.)

Huge version here.


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Transarquitetônica – a huge installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira.

Composed entirely of recycled materials, the structure – which visitors can walk through – transitions from the cavernous interior of knotted roots to brick walls and painted corridors, symbolising our evolution from primitive shelter to modern urban architecture.