Atomic Surplus Offers a Visual Education on the Atomic Bomb

<em>Atomic Surplus</em> Offers a Visual Education on the Atomic Bomb

By nature, presenting information visually involves simplifying: cleaning up complicated data sets or bits of information, so you can more clearly demonstrate a main point.

For example, while a chart of stock prices might show that a company is doing well and it might provide the context of related events (such as the recession), some elements that have affected that stock price are left out: a very warm winter, speculation, political strife in a competing company’s country, and so forth.

The act of presenting information visually can, ironically, obscure information — for the sake of making that information more easily digestible.

"Trianel I (interior view of cooling tower)," digital photograph by Luca Zanier

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