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Tokyo light odyssey

5 minutes

Is this what a city looks like in its dreams? A 360° dive into Tokyo

An omnidirectional maze of marvels, this motion graphics animation takes inspiration from the neon lights, towering architecture, public transport and tight spaces of Tokyo to create a strange and strikingly immersive experience. The ricocheting ride through the urban environment reimagines the city as a fever dream of fantastically illuminated buildings, tilting streets and trains, and anonymous faces whizzing by just out of grasp.

Tokyo Light Odyssey is an interactive 360° video. As it plays, click and drag your cursor on the video player to explore each scene.

Video by WOW inc

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Aeon is a registered charity committed to the spread of knowledge and a cosmopolitan worldview. Our mission is to create a sanctuary online for serious thinking.

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