teamLab, 2018-, Interactive Digital Installation, Sound: Hideaki Takahashi
Inverted Globe, Giant Connecting Block Town
Background of Artwork
Waterways and Transportation
The creation of cities and flood control
The creation of cities and countries is deeply related to the history of construction done by humans to prevent the overflowing of rivers. Firstly, civilization started by cultivating crops using river floods. Because of crop cultivation, cities were made, but rivers overflow when rain falls. In order to maintain the cities, there was a need to construct something that would prevent flooding.
It is thought that countries were formed to gather many people to work. Preventing flood disasters is called “flood control.”
City development and transport
Transporting crops and goods from town to town was extremely important for human progress. In the past, roads were built and transport was carried out by people and horses. However, rivers started being used by ships with more transporting power than horses to transport goods. Through the linking of towns by the river, each town developed.
In more modern times, humans desired a newer transportation method, which is why they built railways for trains, and roads for cars to be driven on, connecting towns.