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Better Than TV

The National Museum for Emerging Science and Innovation, known as Miraikan, reopened last Saturday after a three-month closure. Part of the Miraikan's ceiling collapsed during the earthquake.

Some video taken on the seventh floor during the quake.

This clip captures the ceiling collapse.

Before the Miraikan officially re-opened on the 11th, I was lucky enough to be invited to a special viewing of the "Making of the Sky Tree" exhibit on the 10th.

The exhibit covers the construction of the Sky Tree and contains some stunning video and photography. This in itself was interesting but what stole the show for me was the huge six-meter globe made of over 10 thousand OLED panels hanging above everything in the exhibition hall.

This thing was mesmerizing. If they could make a version for the home, I'd get in line to buy one. It sounds mundane, but watching the clouds swirl around the earth and seeing the world transition from day into night certainly beats anything on TV these days.


When I visited a friend in Japan, his media server was running a screensaver. His wife offered to switch it over to regular Japanese TV, but I said the screensaver was more interesting to watch.

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