Science probably isn't the first thing that you think of when you think of Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball manga and anime series, but a new science exhibit coming to Tokyo and Osaka promises to make science fun for the whole family.
Some of the attractions include:
A game that turns participant's smart phones into a “dragon radar”. By answering science-based quiz questions at different locations in the venue, players can collect the 7 dragon balls. (Wish-granting dragons not included.)
The Kinto-Un simulator, in which “pure-hearted” children can attempt to move Goku's flying cloud using an EEG that measures alpha waves in the brain. Participants are encouraged to think calm and pleasant thoughts.
An acoustic installation that simulates “telepathy”.
A rear-projection screen installation that allows participants to toss “Hoi-Poi Capsules”.
A kamehameha simulator.
The chance to scale Karin Tower with the power of optical illusion.
The “Making Science with Dragon Ball” exhibit runs from April 29 to May 10, 2015 on the 22nd floor forum of the Fuji TV building in Tokyo, Japan.
The exhibit will also feature an installation in Osaka at the Knowledge Capital Lab in the north building of the Grand Front Osaka center. This exhibit runs from July 18 to August 31, 2015.
For more information, please check out the official exhibition home page here.
Official “Making Science with Dragon Ball” home page
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