Lost Zone. Hiking the dawn of Metaverse
|Author||A. Belosi; J. Rafael eds.|
Starting in the mid-1990s, Active Worlds remained the most popular user-created virtual environment on the internet for a full decade. Brimming with precedent and potential, this online zone was a worldbuilding exercise and infrastructure that held the promise of a self-electing global citizenry amidst a virtual construction of their own imagination and creation. Architects Andrea Belosi and Joana Rafael embarked on an expedition through the remains of its principle territory, AlphaWorld. Four avatars were enlisted to walk several hundred digital kilometres across the entire world in relay, exploring the ruins of our recent digital past in order to gain insights into our hybrid present.
|208 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 22 cm, pb, English|