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 and was created from Miraikan's Chief Executive Director Mamoru Mohri's desire of "wanting to share with people the sight of our beautiful Earth as seen from space."
The images of clouds on the globe reflect the everyday image data taken by the weather satellites. It is possible to see an image of the Earth as early as the morning of that current day. It also provides graphic images such as ocean acidification, temperature change, and various scientific observation data related to Earth. With the Geo-Cosmos you can see the current image of Earth that changes every minute, and what your Earth will look like in the future.
The Geo-Cosmos' exhibit content is acquired from scientists and research institutes all around the world. As you gazed upon its beauty, you will also understand that our Earth is merely another celestial body, along with countless others, in this immense universe.
Luminescence device: Organic LED (10,362 square panels (96 mm))
Size: Diameter 6 meters (Approx. 1/2 millionth the size of the Earth)
Number of pixels: 10 million pixels and over
Inner structure: Geodesic octahedral model
Geo-Cosmos content you can see.
UNDP's HDR (Human Development Report)/ The World Bank/ OECD
Elias N. Melad/ Nathan Townes-Anderson/ Amy Brener, Sharone Vendriger/
Mike Shea/ Go and Partners, Inc.
P3 art and environment
Special Thanks to
Andrew Saunders/ RPI, Manuela Hartel/ Andreas Riedl, Jan Mokre
It is a display using an organic substance (luminous body) that glows when electrified, and is one of the cutting-edge technologies that is a front-runner of next generation display. Its characteristics are its “beautiful color,” “low power consumption,” “thinness and lightness,” and its “flexibility (it can be bent!).” In the near future, this technology might be applied to wall hanging televisions and super light computers.