From studying a single "point" to studying a "surface"
These archives are tools that provide a new way to study and pass on the message of peace by switching from the study of a single vantage ‘point’ when viewing materials such as individual photos and testimonies, to the archives, which allow students to tangibly grasp the realities of nuclear war in three-dimensional maps and panoramic pictures.
Providing a way to study anytime, anywhere, rather than having to be at the site to learn
Through the archives, people from around the world can learn about the realities of nuclear war anytime, from anywhere. This has gathered the attention of the media from around the world, and has been reported in newspapers and on TV. Instead of going to a museum where you need to be onsite to learn about the history of nuclear warfare, you can now learn anytime, anywhere.
From passive peace studies to proactive peace studies
Asking a new generation to reconnect with the history of the atomic bombing seventy years ago is a challenge. Their lives are dominated by new social and political concerns, and the younger generation is less tolerant of traditional and often passive modes of learning. As a result, historical events that should (and indeed must) provide this generation with a road map for their future are often forgotten or dismissed. Technologies of peace in the form of digital mapping archives provide a proactive way for new generations to learn about history via the interactive technology they engage with such as smartphones and tablets.