Nuclear Anxiety at the Live Performers Meeting

Nuclear Anxiety will be at the Live Performers meeting in Rome.


From May 19th to May 22nd in the Sensible Data section of the Live Performers meeting.

Final performance on May 22nd at 9pm.

NuclearAnxiety at the Live Performers Meeting

Nuclear Anxiety is a global performance giving a voice to the planetary discussion on nuclear energy.

People worldwide have been discussing about nuclear energy using social networks and the Nuclear Anxiety global performance has been created to narrate the story of this ubiquitous discussion.
Fear, doubts, ideas, hopes, wishes of people worldwide, across countries and cultures feel the need to understand the planet’s energetic future.

Nuclear Anxiety will be LPM’s Sensible Data section final performance.


Participate to the performance!

Everyone is invited to join:

use the #nuclearanxiety hashtag on social networks to contribute text, ideas, images, videos, sounds and whatever comes to your mind and can be linked on the web.

All the contributions will form the content of the performance and you will be given full credit for your contribution on the website, including name (or nickname used on social networks) and link to your social network profile or website.

Please participate to this global discussion on the energetic future of the planet.

Nuclear Anxiety was born on right after the Fukushima disaster in Japan, when penelope.di.pixel launched a call for action on the dangers brought on by nuclear energy. AOS, Art is Open Source answered by producing NuclearAnxiety, at the address:

Here a realtime map shows the live discussions on social networks about nuclear energy and the energetic future of the planet.

Up to now 127000 contributions by 41000 users from 16000 locations, using 29 languages have already participated to the global performance: raise your voice, too!

And take action for the future of the planet.


Fund Raising

NuclearAnxiety is raising funds for the creation of an event in which multiple artists from around the world will participate in describing their vision for the energetic future of the planet.

You can support this cause by purchasing the NuclearAnxiety applications for iPhone and iPad and by donating money to Art is Open Source

Purchase one or both of the applications on the App Store:

NuclearAnxiety for iPhone

NuclearAnxiety Benefit Edition for iPhone

(this last one is being approved by Apple’s reviewers just now, click back in a few days)

Or donate to Art is Open Source using PayPal to support the creation of the event:




Further Information

more info at:

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Info about the Live Performers Meeting at:

Info about the Sensible Data section of the Live Performers Meeting at:


Nuclear Anxiety

Nuclear Anxiety

Nuclear Anxiety

These are really complex days. The earth itself seems to be revolting. Together with its people: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Syria.

Chernobyl nuclear disaster is still in our minds and in the continuous stream of information coming from the media that anyone who lived during those times remembers quite well: the contradicting information about nuclear energy, what was contaminated with radiation, what wasn’t, what you could eat and what you should have avoided.

And now, Fukushima.

And, in the background of both events, as a continuous barely hearable noise, the scenario of this enormous topic for discussion: the energetic future of the world, between oil, nuclear power and new, renewable forms of energy.

This is something that is often discussed in terms of “future”, but it is a future that has already arrived.

The other day we had been discussing about these issues with penelope.di.pixel, and we realized that we didn’t have any answer, and that in that moment all that prevailed was a sustained sense of anxiety. Something that movies, net mythologies, urban legends and all sorts of conspiracy theories have infiltrated in our minds as something believable even if we don’t believe in it.

And penelope wrote this article on about this state of Nuclear Anxiety.

While doing other things, today we created this visualization, called “Nuclear Anxiety”

It is a simple twitter based visualization: while you look at it, it fetches the most recent tweets speaking about “nuclear” in several languages, adds them to a database and plots them on a map using icons.