The First Wonder of the World Wide Web : Venturing Through the Facade of the Internet
[This post is updated version of a post from last year. I am re-posting the animation as my first upload to DTube! Click on the thumbnail above to watch.]
The Seven Wonders of the World Wide Web : Concept
Venturing through the facade of the internet, we discover alternate universes hidden within. Public platforms become public spaces, where visitation fosters exploration. We are the settlers of what was once the digital frontier.
Now is the time for placemaking in the digital metropolis.
The First Wonder of the World Wide Web : www.gxoxoxgxlxe.com
As we increasingly spend our days staring at our computer screens, I began to wonder what complex worlds were hiding behind the two-dimensional facades of our most-visited internet destinations. When we arrive at Google.com, we are confronted with a straightforward minimalist design with splashes of blue, red, yellow and green. This project is based on one simple idea: what if this simple landing page is just the front view of an entire three-dimensional world waiting to be discovered behind. What would we find if we simply peeked our heads through and looked around?
The above digital animation visualizes this 3D world, which I call "www.gxoxoxgxlxe.com". The below hand drawing takes one frame of the animation and imagines the unexplored terrains we are tapping into within each pixel of the www.gxoxoxgxlxe.com digital domain.
Let me know what you think of this project in the comments below.
All feedback is welcome!