Anatomy of a Virtual World (New York Exit New York©)
New York Exit New York (NYXTNY) is a real time 3D art installation. It was designed in partnership with interactive designer Priam Givord as a representative New York City intersection by weaving together the city’s different dominant themes. NYXTNY is not a realistic turn-by-turn layout, but rather, it is an impressionistic representation of the streets: it leaves the spectator feeling a sense of the “New York-ness”. It tries to create something that could change the way we conceive, look at, and construct virtual space in that it is not total fantasy, but rather is based on familiar elements put together as a total vision - something that is nearly impossible in a real city.
NYXTNY Anatomy of a Virtual World — Preparatory sketches for the virtual world New York Exit New York presenting the possibility of a virtual architecture of representation of the memories one may have of the city.
The NYXTNY’s different themes: 1, Chinatown; 2, Wedding-Cake Style; 3, Financial District; 4, Buildings in Construction; 5, New York Traffic; 6, Black Steel Buildings; 7, East and West Rivers; 8, Times Square; 9, Midtown at Night.
New York Exit New York
— Ink pen on paper