NYU Journalism's Pavement Pieces author Nikol Mudrova highlights Professor Snow Yunxue Fu and her students' works which are on view in the metaverse.
“The goal was to create space where we can safely gather,” Fu said. Washington Square Park’s location was an obvious choice for her, as an NYU landmark and as a pandemic symbol. In the yellow fever epidemic during the early 19th century, many who died were buried in the park.
Imagine the metaverse as a digital overlay of the physical world, kind of like the next level of virtual reality with advanced spatial audio and video that allows people—avatars–to interact with others and the surroundings.