Explorariton of Time
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Explorariton of Time Map
Explorariton of Time Map Explorariton of Time Map
Explorariton of Time Map Explorariton of Time Map
(1)Tour Desk Welcome to the "Exploration of Time."
Get your tour kit here―including a map of the world of time, touring guide, and more.
(2)The Exploration of Time in Life Within 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 of time."
(3)The Complete History of Time If 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 a joystick.
(4)An anechoic space In 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 extraordinary.
(5)Audial Time Illusion -How many flashes? In 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 sound?
(6)Running to the Theory of Relativity メWhen 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.
(7)Time Recorder The 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.
(8)Visual Time Illusion-Is what you see reality? In 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.
(9)Delayed Phone This videophone allows visitors to adjust the speed of sound and image to reach another. They can experience the effect of timing in conversation.
(10)Slow Motion This bench travels though the exhibition space at a speed so slow, that one may not even notice it.
(11)Animal Time A mammal's 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 pulses.
(12)Heartbeat Clock The 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.
(13)Marshmallow Scope: Another Time, Another Space Video 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.
(14)Biological Clock: 24-hour DNA Your 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.
(15)What is accurate time? Today, 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.
(16)Rhythms of Life All 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.
(17)Light Journey The 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 the distance.
(18)TIME WARP SOUND CLASH SYSTEM Repeat, reverberation, delay. Visitors can manipulate time by controlling sound, like a DJ.
(19)Time Episode Chair The chairs have various tales of time and interesting anecdotes linked to the exhibits.