Had a meeting with Jessica. I was assigned an exercise to use Statistic Canada and to find imagery, google image tryptic that conveys the statistics for my big idea.
I didn’t end up finding anything interesting from Statistics Canada.
The closest I got was consumer spending in home electronics, computer & cameras in Canada (millions)
Source: Statistics Canada
Oddly enough for images though, I got this:
Searching up: kidney, I got a mixture. Some were real kidneys and then I found this plush. It has something odd, creepy, and quirky. I don’t know what it means to my project, but this intrigues me.
I need to figure out if I need an algorithm or AI.Currently, my project eventually dies and unfortunately it’s in a gallery, so the story can get lost. Needs to be cyclical. The audience has to somehow feel bad and not project that doesn’t work. Need to deconstruct my idea.
Some 10,000 transplants are performed in China each year, second only to the USA.
In one recent case, a 17-year-old boy sold one of his kidneys for $3,500 to buy an iPad and iPhone.
Estimated 10,000 cases of illegal sales of organs in 2010. 75% of black market in organs involves kidneys.
Average paid by Kidney Buyer: USD 150,000
Average paid to Seller of Kidney: USD 5,000
An article by USA Today reported that buyers in China are able to purchase organs on the black market in China at prices between $32,000 to $62,000.
This price reported in 2012 was lower than the previously reported price listed by Havocscope. Previously, it was reported that Japanese tourists were paying $87,000 to receive a black market kidney operation in China in 2009.