Paris Exhibit – Museum of Architecture | November 2017 - May 2018

The Great Globe has been invited to exhibit our 1/87th scale model of the Great Globe.  This model represents over 100,000 parts fabricated in the Great Globe lab at the EVIT campus in Mesa, Arizona.  This model reflects the actual geometry of the geodesic dome that consists of 10.5 million triangular 3D tiles in ABS plastic.

The Paris Exhibit is the highlight of the Museum’s “Globes through Architectural History”.  It is the culmination of efforts by architects and engineers from the earliest Greeks, to Elise Reclus in France, to the modern day Great Globe Project.  The exhibit will commence in November 2017 and run through May 2018 at which time we intend to move it for display and demonstration in the British Science Museum and eventually a tour of other science museums in Europe.

Having demonstrated the viability of the educational experience with the completion of 6,000 tiles which make up the state of Arizona – fabricated and assembled by several hundred 3rd and 4th graders, classrooms in several countries will be fabricating tiles from their regions and countries during the exhibits in Europe.

Since the Paris model represents the future Great Globe, the interior space demonstrates an area approximately 25 stories high by 420ft in diameter.  This space is destined to be a huge indoor amphitheater to be used for the demonstration of science – such as a planetarium.  Imagine viewing a model of the solar system the size of a football field, or blue whales swimming above your head.  The Great Globe Project intends to demonstrate through physical models and through virtual \ augmented reality modeling, the scales of things from around the world, our solar system and the universe.

The Paris Museum of Architecture exhibit will commence in November 2017 and we welcome all of our student participants and their parents, teachers, and families to make the journey to Paris if they can.  Follow along on our website and Facebook with the progress of the Great Globe Project’s launch in Europe – and ultimately the world.

The Great Globe Project

The Great Globe is a 1:100,000 scale model of the earth to be constructed in the southwest United States.  Over 10 million 4” triangular tiles will cover this rotating 420 ft diameter globe. The project is designed to encourage the children of the world to embrace science, math, and engineering as well as introduce them to the concept of viewing Earth as a connected global community.  The Globe will serve as a powerful tool with which to raise awareness, foster collaboration, and create solutions for issues facing our global community including environmental sustainability, poverty, hunger, and disease.

Great Globe Explorers

The Great Globe Explorers are at the core of the project. Millions of children from around the world will research, computer model, and fabricate the millions of 3D color tiles of the Earth’s surface. In order to solve the pressing problems facing our civilization, we need creative scientists, engineers, inventors, and philanthropists more than ever.  The Globe will serve as a powerful tool with which to raise awareness, foster collaboration, and create solutions for issues facing our global community including environmental sustainability, poverty, hunger, and disease.

“Where all grace and poetry have disappeared from the landscape imagination dies out.  On this ball spinning in space, a grain of sand in the midst of immensity, what is the point of hating each other?”

– – Elis’ee Reclus, French geographer

Proposed a Great Globe, 420ft in diameter, to be built for the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris.

WELCOME TO THE GREAT GLOBE PROJECT

The Great Globe is a 1:100,000 scale model of the earth to be constructed in the southwest United States.  Over 10 million 4” triangular tiles will cover this rotating 420 ft diameter globe.  Millions of children from around the world will research, computer model, and fabricate these 3D color tiles of the Earth’s surface.  Every natural and manmade feature on Earth larger than 30 ft. will be viewable on the surface of the model.

The Great Globe will encourage the children of the world to embrace science, math, and engineering as well as introduce them to the concept of viewing Earth as a connected global community.  In order to solve the pressing problems facing our civilization, we need creative scientists, engineers, inventors, and philanthropists more than ever.  The Globe will serve as a powerful tool with which to raise awareness, foster collaboration, and create solutions for issues facing our global community including environmental sustainability, poverty, hunger, and disease.

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