"Machine Hallucination: NYC" is NYC's latest immersive experience that uses artificial intelligence and the latest technology to map a massive dataset (more than 100 million publicly available photographs of New York’s iconic architecture and urban landscapes without people) that shows AI re-imaginings of NYC set to "awe-inspiring" sound design by Berlin-based composer Kerim Karaoglu who used New York’s sound archives with machine intelligence. The show—30-minute experimental cinema presented in 16K resolution—tells the story of what could come in the near future with a hopeful bent, rather than an apocalyptic one that computers are usually associated with. This time, visitors to the show will also be able to order a cocktail at the XR Bar and scan their cocktail on the ARTECHOUSE app to bring it to life with augmented reality.
New Yorkers, as much as they love their city, want to be transported to another space and time — at least that's the trend museums, companies and artists are capitalizing on. Immersive exhibits, events and experiences are popping up all over NYC these days.
From "cocktail experiences" featuring beloved themes and stories with theatrics to trippy digital art taking over massive spaces, there's no shortage of ways to be immersed in a different reality.
With so many ways to be immersed, we decided it was high time to round up all the cool, immersive events, exhibits and experiences happening in NYC now and coming up soon so you won't miss the chance to experience something new and potentially mind-blowing.
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