The Shadows Project
September 16, 2001 10:52 AM   Subscribe

The Shadows Project In 1988, a group of artists painted shadow outlines of people in public places reminiscent of those created when people were disintegrated by the bomb in Hiroshima. Is it time to resurrect this project, to remind people of the price of nuclear weapons?
posted by christina (5 comments total)
I'm not sure that I understand your point...nuclear weapons are heinous, no question, but are you suggesting that disintegrated people are somehow worse than splattered people?
posted by rushmc at 11:02 AM on September 16, 2001

I don't think we need reminders of the "price" of nuclear weapons; seriously doubt that there is anyone who thinks that they are anything but horrific.

posted by davidmsc at 11:06 AM on September 16, 2001

rushmc: I think christina was saying that with all this talk of war amongst countries that have or may have nuclear weapons, it might be timely to remind people that using 'nukes' is not the answer. Personally, in the current international climate, I think any sort of reminder of the horrors of war are quite appropriate.
posted by jess at 11:25 AM on September 16, 2001

I haven't seen anyone suggesting nukes, so I don't see what the problem is. There isn't any indication that we can't solve this problem by conventional methods. Of course, S Asia is a nuke-soaked place (India, Pakistan, China, and Russia all have the bomb) that is a reason why we have to move carefully.
posted by Charmian at 11:34 AM on September 16, 2001

As does Osama Bin Laden, if one is to believe this...
posted by fooljay at 1:17 PM on September 16, 2001

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