Not everything is futuristic in the city of both driverless monorails and fax machines, but there are still a lot of offerings for those looking to check out forward-thinking art and cutting-edge science. Here are five recommended places in Tokyo with future-themed art exhibits and science displays on through 2020.
1. “Future and the Arts” exhibition at Mori Art Museum
Mori Art Museum has put together an expansive group exhibition with over 100 works examining “AI, Robotics, Cities, Life” and “How Humanity will Live Tomorrow.”
The questions these artworks and designs pose are thought-provoking, at times worrying, and yet hopeful: “What is to be human?”, “What is life?” and “Will we survive in the future?”
The exhibition has gathered artists and studios from all over the world and divided the works into five sections. The “New Possibilities of Cities” and the “Towards Neo-Metabolism Architecture” sections explore architecture in the future, its sustainability and adaptability to climate change.
“Lifestyle and Design Innovations” presents innovative design solutions for problems like pollution, food waste, and the problem of loneliness. Visitors can hug pet robots, or see a personalized sushi-printing contraption that 3D prints beautiful sushi based on your nutritional needs.
“Human Augmentation and It’s Ethical Issues” touches upon darker themes. Invited to talk in a microphone …continue reading