World Processor is an ongoing project by German artist Ingo Günther that uses illuminated globes to visualize data. Topics encompass a broad array of issues, such as exportation of weapons, agricultural land use, bird migration, urban expansion, and life expectancy. More than 1,000 globes have been created representing over 400 unique topic areas.
Each globe reflects data considered valid at the time of its creation. Günther often uses data provided by intergovernmental and international organizations, such as the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. For Günther, the series is an exercise in understanding. He says, "...every globe requires the invention of a new code in order to represent the data appropriately and effectively...I am challenged by the incomprehensibility of the world's totality."