N Square launched a series of research projects focused on how nuclear threat experts view and define innovation. To understand what these efforts might look like in the future—what advances and inventions will emerge to keep nuclear weapons in check—it helps to look to the past and the present.
Since 2015, Hollywood, Health & Society has been part of the N Square network of innovators committed to raising awareness of the nuclear threat. This page is dedicated to the media work that HH&S and our fellow cohort members have done. The existential threat of nuclear destruction increased over the past several years (see Doomsday Clock below), with many of the guardrails that were meant to keep us secure—the framework of international nuclear agreements achieved through diplomacy—now largely weakened. Below are some of the discussions, workshops, videos and articles designed to raise the visibility of issues surrounding nuclear threats and security, and hopefully help build a safer world.
Explore the powerful images at The Atomic Photographers Guild, an international group dedicated to documenting the history and impact of the nuclear age. Works include prints by the world's first two atomic photographers, Berlyn Brixner of Los Alamos and Yoshito Matsushige of Hiroshima.
Science historian Alex Wellerstein created NukeMap, a nuclear weapons detonation simulator that gives users an idea of the horrifying power of these explosions in measuring fallout and casualties. Other visualizations are at his Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog.