On August 6th, 1945 at approximately 8: 15 a.m. the United States dropped a uranium-based atomic bomb code named "Little Boy," on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The initial explosion, which was the equivalent of 13,000 tons of TNT, killed 45,000 of the largely civilian population instantly. Hundreds of thousands more would die of radiation-related illnesses in the decades to follow and a conservative estimate puts the death toll from the Hiroshima bombing at 200,000.
Three days later, the United States would drop another atomic bomb composed of plutonium and code named "Fat Boy," on the Japanese city of Nagasaki killing an estimated 70,000 instantly. The bombings led to the unconditional surrender by the Japanese and signified the end of World War II.
Although there is significant historical literature detailing the bombing of Hiroshima, there are few multimedia presentations that utilize current computer technology to detail the events of the bombing. Using this technology will provide the user the opportunity to customize their learning experience by enabling them to navigate through the information and learn about the bombing through objective interactive content that uses modern technology to explain the events that led to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Interactive multimedia--Design; Hiroshima-shi (Japan)--History--Bombardment, 1945--Interactive multimedia
Computer Graphics Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
Bridges, David S.R., "Countdown to Hiroshima" (2007). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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