Every Nuclear Explosion since 1945

My friend Fred sent me this amazing film, made by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto, a time lapse of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998 (This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade, the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear). It’s astounding to see how many tests have been conducted, and where, and when. Just watch as the cold war heats up, then dies down, then see nuclear power spread to more and more countries. Pretty sobering…

“This piece of work is a bird’s eye view of the history by scaling down a month length of time into one second. No letter is used for equal messaging to all viewers without language barrier. The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted. I created this work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world.”

4 Responses to Every Nuclear Explosion since 1945

  1. Ken Sevinski says:

    And these people are leading us? Where are they leading us? Idiots!!!!!!

    Rgds,
    Ken

  2. ty boyd says:

    yes, and where might our Nobel prize winning president soon be leading us?

    Ty

  3. brad says:

    Completely whack. This is just absolutely absurd.

  4. mushroom says:

    it kept the peace for forty years and somehow we’re still alive.Unbelievable really, the first three were enough, the other 2050?

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