Imaggeo On Monday: Welcome aboard Planet Earth

Imaggeo On Monday: Welcome aboard Planet Earth

The large suspended globe in the foreground and a suspended pathway in the background. The composition gives an impression that the museum visitors are entering into the Earth, perhaps even boarding an Earthly spaceship. Photo taken at Miraikan – the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan. At the moment the photo was taken the projection shows a satellite image of the Earth. There are many tessellated tiles – electroluminescent panels – that make up the projection, utilizing over 10 million pixels. The background of image turned black-and-white but globe remains coloured.

Photo by Grace Shephard, description as shown on


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