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      Neurotic Armageddon Indicator: A Data Sculpture

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      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
            [0001]Digital Media, Culture Lab, School of Arts and Cultures,

            Newcastle University

            Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2013.8
            c9d8ec1b-9db8-4c1b-91ae-990658737542
            © 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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