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Feel the Earth Geo-Cosmos

Geo・Cosmos

The Geo-Cosmos, the symbol exhibit of Miraikan, produces a rendition of our Earth shining brightly in space with a super high precision exceeding 10 million pixels. It is the world's first "Globe-like display" using organic LED panels.

Geo-Cosmos

Search for the Earth Geo-Scope

Geo・Scope

This interactive board allows you to access various Earth observation data collected from domestic and international scientists and research institutes. Thirteen boards in different sizes will be aligned on the exhibition floor.

Geo-Scope

Analyze the Earth Geo-Prism

地球を解析する Geo-Prism ジオ・プリズム

This system uses AR (augmented reality) technology to display data and simulations overlaid on the Geo-Cosmos. Touchscreen terminals in the 1F Symbol Zone and on the Oval Bridge offer a 360°view of visualized data displayed on Earth via dynamically interwoven CG and video images from multiple cameras.

Geo-Prism

Potray the Earth Geo-Palette Online Service

Geo・Palette

This online service allows you to draw your own world map based on a host of information related to the countries and regions of the world. You can uncover many aspects of the Earth's environment and human activities.

Geo-Palette

Geo-Cockpit

Geo-Cockpit ジオ・コックピット

Located at the center of the Oval Bridge that links the 3rd and 5th floor, the Geo-Cockpit is the control room for the Geo-Cosmos and the rest of the “Geo-Tools”. The concept behind the design of the curved, cutting-edge technology glass used for the Geo-Cockpit, is the transparency and flexibility of our Japan, and worldwide collaborations.

The fusion of Knowledge and Senses creates a "New Earth Awareness”

     
Miraikan TSUNAGARI Project

The “TSUNAGARI” Project was initiated by Miraikan in 2011, and with the three tool of Geo-Cosmos, Geo-Scope, and Geo-Palette. Through collaboration between researchers and artists within and outside Japan, this project involves collecting scientific information about the Earth, and presenting and communicating the information in a visual manner that appeals to the senses. The mission of this project is to deepen our knowledge about Earth and ourselves, consider what to do in order to relate today’s Earth to future generations, and create a vision for the future, with people around the world. These three tools connect the exhibition system to the world, and create a new perspective of the Earth based on the concept of “TSUNAGARI” (links/relations/connections). We aspire to work other science museums and research institutes, and become a base for receiving and disseminating data to make Earth sustainable.


*We are now holding the Geo-Cosmos Content Contest with a view to pioneering new possibilities and expressions of the Geo-Cosmos.
Picture Happiness on Earth
Geo-Cosmos Content Contest

AuthaGraph
AuthaGraph

Geo-Palette and Geo-Scope adopt the use of a new 2-dimensional map known as “AuthaGraph”, invented by Japanese architect, Dr. Hajime Narukawa. The AuthaGraph is a new standard for the world map, and is evenly projects a three-dimensional sphere onto a two-dimensional flat surface. It allows for the laying out of pieces of the world map horizontally and vertically with no limitations (click here for details). On the AuthaGraph, it is possible for any place to be the center. This map therefore eliminates any specific central point, and provides a “decentralized worldview” that allows us to look at the entire world freely.