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NYC’s Future Seen From The Past: Museum Of The Phantom City

NYC’s Future Seen From The Past: Museum Of The Phantom City
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This weekend, Brett Snyder and Irene Cheng are kicking off The Museum Of The Phantom City: Other Futures, a mobile media project that explores a wide variety of forward thinking architectural and artistic designs for New York City that never came to fruition.

Jim Moscater
  • 30 september 2009

This weekend, Brett Snyder and Irene Cheng are kicking off The Museum Of The Phantom City: Other Futures, a mobile media project that explores a wide variety of forward thinking architectural and artistic designs for New York City that never came to fruition.

The project is accessible through an iPhone application, and a scavenger hunt will be held this Saturday (with a reception to follow) to celebrate the launch.

Simply download the “Other Futures” iPhone app, and head to the different tagged locations on the map. When you get within range of the site, the tag changes color, providing access to images and words about the designer’s visions for the sites.

You can also submit your opinion on how the proposed ideas compare to what actually transpired in the “Rate This Future” function of the app.

According to the press release:

Users can view images and descriptions of speculative projects ranging from Buckminster Fuller’s dome over midtown Manhattan, to Antonio Gaudi’s unbuilt cathedral, to Archigram’s pop-futurist “Walking City,” all while standing on the projects’ intended sites.

Created by Van Alen Institute New York Prize fellows Irene Cheng and Brett Snyder, Museum of the Phantom City: OtherFutures is not only a window into innovative architecture, but a work of unconventional design in itself – a robust, database-driven contribution to the field of mobile media public art and part of the small but emerging genre of iPhone “app art.”

The project begins this Saturday, October 3, at 1:00 p.m. with a self-guided tour and scavenger hunt. All those taking part will meet at the Roosevelt Island tram station, and meet up later in the day for a reception and prizes at the Van Alen Institute.

Those interested in taking part in the tour/scavenger hunt must email rsvp@vanalen.org by 5:00 p.m. TODAY- Wednesday, September 30 to reserve a spot and to receive instructions on downloading the iPhone app. Those who do not have an iPhone will be paired with someone who does.

For those who are unable to make the scavenger hunt/tour, the app is available here, so you can create your own walking tour and learn about these curiosities in your own time.

[via Urban Omnibus]

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