Thursday, October 13, 2016

Monuments of error - Hope of yesterday - Folklore of tomorrow

 Writer/director Mia Grau and architect Andree Weisser, the  creators of the Atomteller (“atom plates”) website, have created a set of old school china emblazoned with German nuclear reactors.

On the underside of each plate is a wealth of information, including the precise coordinates of the reactor, the name of the province in which it is located, nearby bodies of water, the company that owns the reactor, the type of reactor, the reactor’s electrical yield as well as the dates of construction and operation. The most chilling piece of data is the final one, “meldepflichtige Ereignisse,” which means “events that must be reported to a higher authority”—good German bureaucracy-speak for “accidents.”
More:  Dangerous Minds

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