Ranking peace – and terror

Global Peace Index
10 July 2016

If there’s one political topic that has dominated our collective social consciousness in the last decade, it’s terrorism. Terrorism and its partner-in-crime – peace – are the go to topics for most social media politics arguments.

In an effort to stigmatise opponents, countries gleefully label enemy nations as “sponsors of global terror”. The label is purposely vague, as greater leverage over the domestic electorate is possible when one does not have the ability to scrutinise the vilification. But what if there was a way to measure the degree to which nations contribute to peace and terror in the world?

The Global Peace Index is an important project as it aims to quantify the degree to which nations contribute to world peace. It aims to free the discourse of peace and terror from its politically dirty confines and instead allow for an objective discussion of the state of the world.

Vision of Humanity brings peace resarch to life, with interactive peace maps, groundbreaking reports and the latest news and videos pertaining to peace. Learn more here:

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Peter Crnokrak

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Peter Crnokrak is a London based computational artist whose practice utilises design language to communicate meaning in complex systems with work integrating research, analysis and experimental technologies.

Project leader

Steve Killelea, Founder, Vision of Humanity

Location

Australia (Sydney)

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