Virtual Art Space

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Space Title

Nathan Shafer: Dirigibles of Denali

Within the World Titled Gray Area Festival 2021
Opening date October 20th, 2021
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Main image for Nathan Shafer: Dirigibles of Denali


The Dirigibles of Denali project is a culmination of several collaborative augmented reality and digital humanities projects approaching three of Alaska's planned cities of the future: Seward's Success, Denali City and Arctic City. All three cities are being virtually constructed at their original proposed locations using mobile augmented reality technology. Accompanying these augmented reality cities is ten pieces of speculative fiction by Alaskan artists imagining a world were these cities had actually been built, and an alternate history of Alaska reflecting that reality.

3D Environment Description:

This space imagines an alternative Alaskan future. Models of potential future cities sprawl across an icy landscape. Mountains rise up behind the modeled city scapes. One city features a geodesic dome containing buildings, plants, and roads. Another represents a tent shelter. Blue draped tents hang on poles, with grey and black supply boxes stacked underneath.