8-Bit Animation Mapping Nuclear Explosions: A Video by Isao Hashimoto

"2053 - This is the number of nuclear explosions conducted in various parts of the globe."

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto rendered this 14-minute long animation that maps out all nuclear explosions around the world from 1045-1998.  It starts out slow, but after 3 minutes the amount of nuclear explosions per country per year starts sounding like experimental electronic music -- which sounds cool, but is definitely the sign of something bigger and scarier.  I had no idea that this many nuclear explosions have taken place, and who knows what the lingering effects are of such nuclear disasters.

In the artists own words:

"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."