Tonight I fly home! To celebrate, I’m posting some fun images that came up when producing the california flag animation. Enjoy!
This for my brother (Hi Matt!) to remind him of California awesomeness as he puts down roots elsewhere.
Also, I’m super excited that we will both be visiting the Bay Area at the same time in less than two weeks!
Made with GIMP - Source Images: Wikimedia - Nova - University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network - - This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.
TIME LAPSE MAP OF EVERY NUCLEAR EXPLOSION EVER ON EARTH
Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map 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).
Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.
This is absolutely amazing.
pretty cool animation - logorama -
The Story of Broke, is a response to the bogus forced austerity programs that the US and many other governments are forcing on our communities. We are being told that we can’t afford clean energy, and that environmental protection is too expensive because we’re broke. But we’re not broke! There is plenty of money to start building a better future, but that money is being hijacked.