VR Tour Through the Doomsday Clock

Source: https://www.artn.com/it-is-two-minutes-to-midnight/

Ellen Sandor

VR Tour Through the Doomsday Clock , ongoing
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(art)n: Diana Torres and Azadeh Gholizadeh
Carolina Cruz-Neira, Jason Zak, Tanner Marshall and Jaimes Krutz, George W. Donaghey Emerging Analytics Center, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
William Robertson, Co-Founder/CTO Digital Museum of Digital Art
Special thanks to Janine Fron
Voiceover by Rachel Bronson President and CEO of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists In Memory of Martyl
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The piece, being a part of the show “It’s Two Minutes to Midnight,” provides viewers with an educational journey on humankind’s history of de- and re-nuclearization. The show, organized by Weinberg/Newton Gallery in collaboration with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 2018, highlighted contemporary threats of nuclear weaponry, the climate change and such scientific discoveries as CRISPR genomic editing. The Bulletin, opened by the former Manhattan Project scientists in 1945, is a nonprofit organization which deals with global security threats deriving from the technological development. The organization keeps internationally known Doomsday Clock, a symbol of possible catastrophe induced by human activities.
The VR tour navigates the spectator through the scenery based on aerial photography of Los Alamos, the area where the first atomic bomb was produced. The narrator, Rachel Bronson from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, tells the history of the Doomsday Clock timeline from 1947 to 2018.
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    • immersive
    • interactive
    • virtual
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    • digital animation
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    • Art and Science
      • history of science
      • humanities
      • research
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      • visualization
    • Nature and Environment
      • catastrophes
    • Power and Politics
      • warfare
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