INFINICITIES has grown from a large scale art/illustration project to a platform for the creation of procedurally generated, parametrically derived cityscapes. Currently it is in its second phase of software development with a working functional prototype, the software is being optimized to rapidly generate medium to high fidelity iterations of real and imagined cityscapes based on mutable external factors such as zoning regulations, environmental effects, and real estate values. Each of these city iterations can then be further tested and developed as per required. Works produced using the initial art project have won numerous awards and have been exhibited at a number of high profile galleries and venues including The Storefront for Art and Architecture.
Infinicities remix, "Delirium No. 9" was on show throughout the summer of 2013 at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City as part of the POP: Protocols, Obsessions, Positions exhibit, alongside works by architectural luminaries including Bernard Tschumi and Yansong Ma.
Testing Various Building Definitions
Each of the building definitions is tested for compatibility on a number of different base conditions.
Lower Manhattan Test_01
Testing the robustness of the distribution algorithm on an unoptimized grid, in this case map data of lower manhattan from OpenStreetMap. A limited number of basic building volumes are used for testing purposes only.
Infinicities is a super scalable collaborative art project based on a series of ever-evolving open source metropolises, created by users around the world. Currently the Infinicites exist mainly in the digital realm, but will soon step into “the real world” in the form of large scale public art, gallery exhibitions, posters, and books.
“Nobody knew why the universe suddenly wasn’t there. A few people were left on the even fewer islands of reality that for some reason hadn’t winked out of existence, but they didn’t know. Some had theories, but there was nobody to ask, and nowhere to look to for a clue. Only a mind-bending expanse of absolute nothingness.”
— a chronicler of the Infinicities
“Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.”