“GEO-COSMOS: world’s first spherical display” by Machida

  • ©Tamotsu Machida

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    GEO-COSMOS: world's first spherical display

Session/Category Title:   Weather & Information Visualization


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    Display technology has been advancing every year. However, the topologically speaking, almost all of these use the same “Planar” surface for their displays. The topology of our display, to be introduced here, is completely different, in that we use “Spherical” surface. GEO-COSMOS, the world’s first full color spherical display, is truly remarkable. It is also the main exhibit of the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, opened in Tokyo on July 10, 2001. As shown in Figure 1 and 2, the images/movies on this display are intended for the viewers from all directions.


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