A few months ago a new building, the Marunouchi Building, opened to much fanfare. But, looking at what was there I wasn't much
interested. It's a building directly outside Tokyo Station. It has
5 floors of shopping and 4 floors of restaurants but from what I could tell it
was not all that different from any other shopping center. The building
itself is not impressive unlike say the buildings at Roppongi Hills or Shiodome. But, they have this wicked cool exhibit that a friend told me I must see so
we went over and he showed me.
It's in interactive exhibit sponsored by Bloomberg. Interestingly I don't
think most people knew it was interactive. Nobody was playing with it
when we walked in and it's not really obvious. It almost looks like some
cyber future stock ticker display made from LEDs although the words "TOUCH
HERE" float across the screen from time to time.
If you touch it up comes a menu for 4 games or toys you can play with.
You can look at the wall of LEDs and see that in each like 6x6 square there are
small holes with motion sensors so as you move in front of the wall it can
sense which parts are covered and react. Check us out playing with it.