Miraikan’s DC Expo peers into the future of digital content

Past weekend the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Miraikan hosted the 2016 edition of its DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO, organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The exhibition featured a selection of 20 innovative technologies and a series of lectures, presentations and discussions, bringing the public together with important protagonists of Japan’s tech industry, digital creators and researchers.

The selection included a variety of technologies ranging from virtual and augmented reality, drone illumination, moving furniture, gaming and educational interfaces to medical applications. Each technology was shown in a dedicated booth, often in the form of an interactive presentation or a prototype, attracting many visitors to experience the technology first-hand and experiment with it. Many products were presented by their creators and researchers, visitors were thus given the chance for direct questions and discussions about the presented material. The event also provided a detailed English speaking tour for the attending international guests and media.

The exhibition was accompanied by a variety of presentations and an award ceremony, honouring 5 of the exhibited technologies. A special focus of this year’s event was “digital content technology that changes sports,” featuring new medical and sensory equipment as well as exoskeleton appliances.

Photos: Dario Lanfranconi

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