New Contents for the Geo-Cosmos

Miraikan will start the projection of new contents for the Geo-Cosmos, our symbolic exhibition, on Friday, November 21, 2014. The new contents will be award-winning works from the Geo-Cosmos Content Contest (two first-prize winners and three second-prize winners) and a movie contest, as well as content under the theme of "cities" by an Austrian artist group, Ars Electronica Linz.

Award winners of the Geo-Cosmos Content Contest

Show times: Around 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and 4 p.m.

[First-prize winners]
"Glow of Life" by Mayumi Saito (4d CG designer, TV Asahi Create Corporation)
"Human Beats" by Natsuki Takashima (Commercial director, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation) and Yuki Kawakami (Motion graphics designer, Omnibus Japan Inc.)

[Second-prize winners]
"Cycle of Ice: Water Cycle in the Far North" by Miho Aoki (Associate professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Art Department) and Ryota Kajita (Photographer)
"Simple" by Mari Tsukamoto (Student at the Tsukuba University School of Art and Design) and Sota Tsuru
"Pericynthion" by Clea T. Waite (PhD fellow at the University of Southern California)

Details for the award winners of the Geo-Cosmos Content Contest

Sorting out Cities by Ars Electronica Linz

This content themed on "cities" was produced by Ars Electronica Linz, an Austrian artist group, for projection on the Geo-Cosmos. It expresses various data about cities, such as the proportion of the city areas to the land area of the earth, population of the cities, transfer of people and global resources, on the globe-like display. This content unravels the complicated objective, "cities," through a unique way of visualization, and allows you to understand the current status of cities. This content will also be shown at Ars Electronica's Deep Space.

Show times:
Friday, November 21, 2014 - Sunday, November 23, 2014: 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:50 p.m.
From Monday, November 24, 2014: 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m.

Produced by:
Dietmar Offenhuber & Ars Electronica Futurelab (Roland Haring, Peter Holzkorn, Andreas Jalsovec, Michael Mayr, Nicolas Naveau, Emiko Ogawa)