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Crystal Futures

James Charles Daher

Architectural Model of Crystal Futures, membership information

http://itp.nyu.edu/blogs/jcd318_thesis/

Classes Thesis

Speculative Fictional account of future Manhattan. Crystal Futures is a corporation with plans for a network of private cities. Cathedral City replaces Manhattan.

Audience
people wishing to be members of a community and those seeking residency in New York City.

User Scenario
User signs up for membership. Crystal Futures membership benefits are explained, and the architectural rendering of the future city is revealed.

Implementation
Plexiglass, wood, liquid plastic molds, lights, duratrans print.

Conclusion
Developing a cinematic artifact first requires a compelling narrative. I've experimented with commissioning actors and skilled craftsmen to assist in the creation of the piece.