to the "Exploration of Time."
Get your tour kit here―including a map of the world
of time, touring guide, and more.
Exploration of Time in Life
the limitless possibility of the Universe and Life,
you are here now. Flashing lights make visitor's
shadow a pendulum marking time between numeric indications
of that possibility, and embark on the "exploration
Complete History of Time
broken down into their tiniest, tiniest parts, our
bodies can be seen as conglomerations of various
substances that have existed since the Big Bang,
and the beginning of the Universe. Visitors can
back and forth the history image by controlling
an anechoic space with minimal stimulation, once
the subject focuses their attention on the passing
of time it tends to remain there ﾑ and as a result,
elapsed time is perceived as longer than normal.
We can experience a passing of time that is quite
Time Illusion -How many flashes?
human experience, the passage of time varies according
to the mode of sensory perception. When sound and
light stimuli are presented simultaneously, sound
appears to precede light. Can regular flashes of
light appear to change in number because of peripheral
to the Theory of Relativity
we move at high speeds time slows down.ﾓ Einstein's
theory of special relativity made this astonishing
reality clear. Here you can experience the simple
relationship between speed and the slowing of time
by holding a clock and running.
growth rings of trees, geologic strata, spiral shells
ﾑ there are many organisms and substances on Earth
that document the "time" they have lived.
Life and matter of all descriptions pass time each
on their own scale.
Time Illusion-Is what you see reality?
the human visual system, there is a delay of approximately
0.1 sec from the time the retina is stimulated before
perception is realized. In everyday life, however,
it goes unnoticed, because delays in processing
visual information are compensated for in various
ways. People's perceptions processed by the brain
and reality are not the same.
videophone allows visitors to adjust the speed of
sound and image to reach another. They can experience
the effect of timing in conversation.
bench travels though the exhibition space at a speed
so slow, that one may not even notice it.
heart beats continually at a rate proportional to
the size of the body-slower for larger bodies, faster
for smaller onesﾑproviding essential support for
the activities of life. How long is an elephant's
lifetime? How long is a second to a mouse? Visitors
can hug the life-sized balloons and listen to their
rhythm of our heart echoes throughout every cell
of our body. The vibration of visitor's pulse is
conveyed through his/her fingertip, becoming a ring
of light floating in the air.
Scope: Another Time, Another Space
imaginary is stored in the memory of a computer
and then shown through a computer program creating
it into a strange flow of time. Time is now a material
for making art.
Clock: 24-hour DNA
brain has an internal clock that regulates night
and day within your body, regardless of will. It
consists of a group of cells, called "Suprachiasmatic
nucleus,"which spontaneously works during the
day and quiets down at night. Commands from our
internal clocks can disperse hormones throughout
our bodies or lull the body to sleep. The oscillations
are part of a mechanism whereby four types of genes
cause the body to manufacture proteins, which eventually
reach a critical level at which production is stopped
for a period of time.
is accurate time?
the atomic clock, which is based on hydrogen atoms,
is deemed the most accurate timepiece ― so precise
that it will finally deviate one second after 10
million years. But the very same clock will run
slower closer to the center of the Earth's gravitational
field, that is, at a lower altitude.
forms of life under the sun live, each in their
own time, repeating the same kind of cycle. Visitors
can control the speed and back and forth the image
with a turntable.
light from the stars twinkling in the night sky
has traveled (at a speed of 300,000 kilometers per
second) for hundreds of millions of years to reach
the Earth. It is, in effect, light from the distant
past. Visitors can look into each ﾒstarﾓ to feel
WARP SOUND CLASH SYSTEM
reverberation, delay. Visitors can manipulate time
by controlling sound, like a DJ.
chairs have various tales of time and interesting
anecdotes linked to the exhibits.