August 6th, 2005


One Morning in Hiroshima

Remembering Hiroshima 08/06/45. (Some descriptions are graphic.)

"Many babies are still being born suffering from malignant tumors, leukemia, thyroid cancer and multiple myeloma. The Hiroshima children suffer from delayed growth and development and adults suffer from microcephaly and mental retardation.

These are the silent innocent victims of second and third generation of the Atomic Bomb survivors that the media and the world have forgot.

After 60 years of sufferings this story has no ending."
babies, corgis

Rocky & Snoop

my pet!

I just did this goofy virtual pet thing. I don't know why. When I clicked on Snoop and he barked, Rocky started going crazy. He tried to jump up on my lap and nearly knocked over the entire computer desk in his frenzy to see what was doing the barking. Things are quiet now and Rocky has returned to nap mode. I won't be clicking on Snoop again for a while.

Tap Dance

Iraq War Coalition Fatalities Animated Map. As the tic sound got louder, I couldn't help but think of a macabre tap dance with no end in sight.

"Iraq War Coalition Fatalities is a chart of the US and coalition military fatalities that have occurred in the war in Iraq since the outset, mapped across the dimensions of time and space. It is an ongoing project that is updated regularly, and will continue as long as the war does.

The animation runs at 10 frames per second - one frame for each day - and a single black dot indicates the geographic location where a coalition military fatality occurred. Each dot starts as a white flash and a larger red dot which fades to black over the span of 30 frames/days, and then slowly fades to grey over the span of the entire war.

Accompanying the visual representation is a soft 'tic' sound for each fatality, the volume of which increases relative to the number of fatalities that occurred simultaneously that day. More deaths in a smaller area produces visually deeper reds and audibly more pronounced 'tics'."
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