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Aichi Expo

by Josh Spear in Culture on 29 March 2005

Times Online has a wonderful article about the Aichi Expo in Japan... Wondering what it would be like to star in a film before you see it? You can go to see a special animated film at the expo, and you will be asked if you'd like to take part in the show on your way in--just by placing your face into a hole in the wall. High resolution cameras scan your face from several angles, to place you in a random part. Everyone in the theatre who wants one, gets a role, and a Toshiba supercomputer processes the one-time-only film in the back. Maybe this is a future in interactive film-- it sure does seem fun. The expo is packed full of virtual reality safaris, robots, and more. Aichi Expo just recently opened last week and runs until September 25th, a total of 185 days, so if you find yourself in Japan, there is plenty of time to check it out!

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