Imagine building a hollow cubic structure like the green one in the image at left.
Now imagine making a thorough inventory of all the visible living things–both plant, animal, and microbial–inhabiting or passing through that space.
That’s precisely what photographer David Liittschwager did in a project that has become popularly known as the “One Cubic Foot” project. For those of you who think and work in metric instead of English units, one cubic foot is slightly less than one-third of a cubic meter.
For more information about the original One Cubic Foot project, please visit any (or hopefully all) of the links below:
- An interesting video introduction to National Geographic’s One Cubic Foot project.
- An article in UK’s Guardian newspaper: “A world of life in a single cubic foot.”
- Photographer David Liittschwager has written a book for his project. It’s called A World in One Cubic Foot: Portraits in Biodiversity, and it’s available at Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.