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      Neurotic Armageddon Indicator: A Data Sculpture

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013) (EVA)

      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)

      29 - 31 July 2013

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          Neurotic Armageddon Indicator (NAI) is an installation artwork which, taking the form of a small ’80s style, wall clock, visualizes the ‘Doomsday Clock’, a symbolic clock maintained by an academic journal, ‘The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’ (BoAS). The Doomsday Clock represents the proximity to Armageddon expressed as minutes to midnight where midnight is nuclear holocaust. By relocating the symbolic clock to a physical installation, I argue that NAI affords a discursive attitude to the subject of nuclear Armageddon. The clock display is updated as a web-scraper “neurotically” checks the status of the Doomsday Clock as often as possible. In reality the clock is updated at rare intervals, often years apart. Thus NAI conducts a mostly redundant act of verification.

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          Conference
          July 2013
          July 2013
          : 47-48
          Affiliations
          Digital Media, Culture Lab, School of Arts and Cultures,

          Newcastle University

          Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
          Article
          10.14236/ewic/EVA2013.8
          © Tom Schofield. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013), London, UK

          This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)
          EVA
          London, UK
          29 - 31 July 2013
          Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
          Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2013)
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          Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
          Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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          Electronic Workshops in Computing

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