Marco Manray

Marco Manray

Work from Why is there something rather than nothing? and Flatlandia.

“Why is there something rather than nothing?

This is the question that Leibniz poses while wondering about creation.
Entering in the Metaverse, the question remains the same.
Why is there something rather than nothing?
How will the future landscape be? Where will our avatars pose their feet?

This artwork is a series of photographs of a new land called The Grid, the net of the servers that hosts the Second Life world simulating physical surface geography. This land is the basic structure underneath all of the Second Life world, the earth where millions of avatars start to live. Marco Manray, like an Ansel Adams in Second Life, puts his tripod in the middle of the wilderness areas of an ideal West, exploring what is still left of the wild, the untouched segment of the natural-not natural environment of the Metaverse.

The results are twelve black and white photographs of Second Life landscape that with their sense of reality again pose the question: “Why is there something rather than nothing?”” – Marco Manray

via Random Magazine

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