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Cornubia

 

 

Cornubia (Jetty & Mine)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

'Cornubia' is a on-line environment that includes 3D models of Cornish Tin Mines. 'Cornubia' was the Roman word for Cornwall, a county in the South West of the UK.

The hillsides are made from a heightmap taken from from an aerial photograph of Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty in Utah. The mines' stonework is sampled from an original source in Cornwall, whilst a portrait of Pamela Anderson provides texture for the hillsides.

The intention in this work was to use digital technology and the internet to compress space and time.

'Cornubia' is fully navigable using mouse and arrow keys (requires Unity plug-in)

Visit Cornubia here

 

 

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'Cornubia (Jetty & Mine)' juxtaposes 3D models of 'Spiral Jetty', by Robert Smithson in Utah, USA, with a Tin Mine in Cornwall, UK. It is derived from aerial photographs and sampled textures from both locations.

As with 'Cornubia', the intention in this work was to use digital technology and the internet to compress space and time.

'Cornubia' is fully navigable using mouse and arrow keys (requires Unity plug-in)

Visit Cornubia (Jetty & Mine) here