To data artist Chris Walker, the crisis in Israel and Gaza is all too “distant and abstract”. He thought that perhaps the tiny Gaza territory and its approximately 1.8 million residents would seem more real — in any number of ways — to Americans if this population were overlaid on U.S. cities.
For example — how much space would “Gaza” take up in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Boston or Miami?
For the latter, 1.8 million people would occupy from North Homestead to Pembroke Park, including the entirety of Kendall, Palmetto Bay, and Coral Gables.
The author’s and others’ personal politics aside, it is compelling to view the magnitude of such conflicts visually; to allow the realities to hit home.