Augmented Reality Web App
We worked with artist Kat Mustatea to bring to life Voidopolis – a hybrid digital artistic and literary project in the form of an augmented reality book made to disappear, Voidopolis retells Dante’s Inferno as if it were set in pandemic-ravaged New York City. A first-of-its-kind publication from the MIT Press, Voidopolis can only be deciphered through a bespoke AR app published alongside the book.
Every detail of the story is crafted to evoke loss: the stock photographs of New York City with humans wiped away, the lipogrammatic AI-generative text missing the letter e. Over a period of months, the app works to decay the elements of the story just as memory might, leaving behind foggy imagery and half-remembered bits of language. Each July 1, the book resets, beginning anew the cycle of its own vanishing.
Web AR Development