The Mori Museum’s current exhibit, Future and the Arts: AI, Robotics, Cities, Life – How Humanity Will Live Tomorrow pushes all my favorite buttons: food, fashion & WTF!
It’s a satisfyingly huge show, with installations ranging from utopian plans that harness cutting-edge tech, to darker commentary on how we’ll use technology to evolve in a world that’s not entirely changing for the better.
Here are my favorites:
They even made a promo video for “Sushi Singularity,” the sushi restaurant of the future!
But crazy food wasn’t the only thing artists have ideas about. Fashion and design took a page from the biology notebook too.
This slightly creepier comment on global warming suggests genetic modifications to babies that would adapt future workers to function better in a world that’s much hotter than it is today.
There are tons more thought-provoking and conversation-sparking pieces, but (how well you know me!) the one I spent the most time with was this towering 2001-ish monolith, with its hypnotic digital skin.
Go see this show, if you have a chance. Even at ¥1800 a pop, it’s worth it.
Open: Every day, from November 19 (2019) – March 29 (2020)
Hours: 10:00 – 22:00
Admission: Adult – ¥1800; Student (High school-university) ¥1200; Child (4+) ¥600
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3 thoughts on “At The Mori Museum: 3D-Printed Sushi & Other Glimpses Of The Future”
This looks incredible jonelle, in Japan they will always be at the forefront of technology by the looks of it. The baby with the flaps on the side of its head just creeped me out. though. BTW there is something weird going on with your website, when I try to leave a comment on different posts, it has a lot of code errors and the buttons are all blank
Yikes, I’ll check that out! Thanks for letting me know. I’ve been having trouble liking and commenting on other blogs too, so I wonder what’s going on.
And I’m totally with you on the baby – believe it or not, there were more of them, and that was the LEAST disturbing one! O_O.
What a creative and colorful post! 🙂