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BACKUP CITY AFTERBURN

Tokyo Backup City embraces the collisions of traditional tokenism with super-plastic arcade cabinetry.

Over time, the city would ring in the ears and become burnt into the retina of the observer, urban design that plays with the neon light and flashing LEDs of the medal games not only as a landscape feature but as an ethic of the city itself. Reflected in the glow of the Medal Game cabinet, the city morphs into a creature of sorts. These might be the fevered dreams of a resident commuting to the Backup City daily. Or they might be the reflection of a medal on a pool of water collecting on the pavement, or even a form of AI interface that regulates the backup, occluding its workings through a spatial cacophony like the medal game cabinet.