Cute Nukes Video

Respond Student Work

In Spring 2011, the US was mired in recession, the Arab Spring was just beginning, and there was an ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan. This project asks students to use design to engage with the world by creating a design artifact that responds to one of those topics in a design medium that the student wants to explore further.

Kyle Tweedy’s response uses a video to compare the amount spent on nuclear weapons with the kinds of fiscal cuts that were being explored at the time. The video features a cute, talking atomic bomb highlighting the high cost of nuclear weapons.

Kyle’s process documentation for Cute Nukes.