A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945

by Isao Hashimoto

A beautiful but undeniably scary timelapse-map of nuclear explosions by Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto can be seen in the following video. It shows with sound and numbers the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998.

Hashimoto started the project in 2003 in order to show “the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.”
Isao HASHIMOTO studied at Department of Arts, Policy and Management of Musashino Art University, Tokyo and is currently working for the Lalique Museum as a curator.

For more information about the artist see http://www.ctbto.org/specials/1945-1998-by-isao-hashimoto/

By Janna

Janna was BA-student in cultural sciences at the Leuphana University Lueneburg, and did a 5-months internship at Cultura21 in the framework of the Leuphana PLUS program. Janna war Studentin der Angewandten Kulturwissenschaften an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg und absolvierte im Rahmen des Leuphana Plus Programms ein fünfmonatiges Praktikum bei Cultura21.