Exactly how different are each of the world’s religion? They all look upon and follow a different belief system, yet at its core there are similarities that each religion share. Similar Diversity by Philipp Steinweber and Andreas Koller is a gigantic infographic visualizing the Holy Books of five world religions.

Similar Diversity is an information graphic which opens up a new perspective at the topics religion and faith by visualizing the Holy Books of five world religions. Communalities and differences of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Judaism are shown up in this datavisualization. The visual’s basis is an objective text analysis of the Holy Scriptures, and works without any interpretations from the creators’ side. Despite – or even because of this abstraction, the artworks are not only working on an informal but also on an emotional level. The viewers should be inspired to think about own prejudices and current religious conflicts.

Similar Diversity was exhibited at the Hangar-7, Salzburg at the Is it possible to touch someone’s heart with design? exhibition by Multimediaart and Stefan Sagmeister.

Similar Diversity