Creating “Deep City” with Everyday Interactions
We designed the Deep City experience, a name that reflects the idea of diving deep into many different types of human data using a variety of technologies. The experience consists of three interactive installations: The Passage, The City Cave, and The Skywalk.
Using the natural world and iconic New York destinations as sources of inspiration, these installations artistically collect visitor input data, including their gestures, speed of movement, voice commands, dwell times, and content selections. Each person contributes a digital layer of their own data that becomes arresting visual takeovers that, as they are combined with those of other guests, are never the same twice.
The aesthetics of both the digital content and the sculptural spaces are reminiscent of fossilized rock striations, sparkling geodes, and underground portals to the above-ground world—offering an awe-inspiring look at large amounts of digital information.