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Disarm the World Today, 1982; action. On June 12, 1982, hundreds of thousands of demonstrators opposed to nuclear arms gathered in Manhattan and marched from 42nd Street north on 7th Avenue to the Great Lawn of Central Park. During the demonstration, Disarm the World Today, a collaborative, unsanctioned, text-based animation was created on the Spectacolor sign, the first full-color, digital message billboard in Times Square.

 

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The Spectacolor sign, 1982.