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Here & There [schulzeandwebb.com] is an experimental projection, here as a horizonless map of Manhattan that looks uptown from 3rd and 7th, and downtown from 3rd and 35th. These maps are intended to be seen at those same places, putting the viewer simultaneously "above" the city and "in it", both looking down and looking forward.

The projection seen here is a combination of city manipulations in 3D modelling software, and choosing the best lens for the simulated camera. Hand modeling is required to avoid the nearby buildings to obstruct the view, or the distant ones stop working as a conventional map. About a tenth of the city is re-built by hand, then textured.

Thnkx Haroon and Remy.

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6 COMMENTS

Reminds me of renderings from Larry Niven's Ringworld
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=larry%20niven%20ringworld

Tue 05 May 2009 at 6:26 PM
josh

Looks like a mini-Ringworld! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringworld)

Wed 06 May 2009 at 3:07 AM
Seth Grimes

Reminds me of the inside of the space colonies in the Gundam series

Wed 06 May 2009 at 3:53 AM
Clark Cox

2nd the gundam space colonies

Wed 06 May 2009 at 4:19 AM
tm2master1

Not Ringworld. Ringworld's scale was so huge that you never see any curvature. The world looks flat, with an archway rising above it from an extreme distance.

This curved Manhattan is perhaps more closely reminiscent of "New York" in Clarke's Rama.

Wed 06 May 2009 at 10:28 PM
Greg Goss

nah, even Rama was bigger than that. This is more like a normal Ring habitat.

Tue 19 Jan 2010 at 8:35 AM
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