Imaggeo On Monday: Computing for a blank globe

Imaggeo On Monday: Computing for a blank globe

A tribute to the computational geosciences. A mix of computer infrastructure, a modern workstation, and a simple globe with coastlines. Found this scene at the back of room at Miraikan – the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan. The computers, screens, and globe are behind a plexi-glass and while not intended as part of an exhibition it almost becomes an art-meets-science installation unto itself. It may have been the control station for the suspended globe (see my other EGULog photos in series).

Photo by Grace Shephard, description from


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