Zaha Hadid Architects Presents Virtual Gallery Exploring Architecture, NFT’s, and the Metaverse

Zaha Hadid architects presented “NFTism” at Art Basel Miami. It is a virtual gallery that explores architecture, social interaction and the metaverse. ZHA created the gallery with spatial designs that emphasize user interaction and social interaction.

Field-tested parametric design technologies power the virtual architecture of the gallery. This is especially important now that the metaverse supports new forms creative cultural production like digital art and virtual museums. JOURNEE developed a Software as a Service (SaaS), which incorporates their technology within the virtual spaces created by ZHA. It is based on proprietary, performance-optimized MMO technology that integrates audio-video interaction capabilities.

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Cyberspaces that allow human-to-human communication through computer networks are the focus of this project. Cyberspaces can now be interactive, immersive and socially engaging worlds through the use of MMO videogame technology and high-speed networks. Cyberspaces are now an integral part of spatial-web technologies that underpin the metaverse. This online environment, which “combines spatial and interaction experiences with support social, community-forming and economic infrastructure”, is an online environment “that couples spatial & interaction experiences of cyberspaces with supportive social, economic and environmental infrastructure.”

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You can also see designs that Kenny Schachter has previously ordered, such as the Z-boat, Z-Car One, and a sculptural bench-table called Belu.

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