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A little less than 2 weeks until the installation and we are back with some blog activity. Previsualizing an installation and projection on this scale has been a huge challenge for all of us. We created a “mock-up” in Isadora, a software and programming environment for live video. We have used it to simulate ideas and visual concepts within the software, which will be part of our live manipulation. Here is a first look at how we envision our material (preshot urban footage, archival, pedestrian, architectural) to conceptually and visually project.

Skyscraper.org has an excellent Flash-based animation of Manhattan over time,  broken down into many categories including farms, urban renewal, landfill, rails etc.  Click around for a visual tour of the many layers that make up New York City…

Animated Manhattan at Skyscraper.org

Animated Manhattan at Skyscraper.org