William Chen: A journey to the convenience store.
Hyperreality, “a condition in which what is real and what is fiction are seamlessly blended so that there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begin.”
Architects often use fiction to form their worlds and create fabricated environments by manipulating reality. This thesis explores the parameters between narrative and reality through a series of artificially generated renders. Creating the artificial merely serves as a necessary step before creating the real.
This particular piece is about a man who cannot sleep, he lives in an apartment controlled by a computer, the computer "transports" him to a simulated convenience store.
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