Common ground: Web artist designs virtual public spaces

28 : 01 : 2015 LaTurbo Avendon : Commons : Gen D

Berlin – Web-based artist LaTurbo Avedon has created a virtual public space, inspired by real-life footage of landscapes.

Commons by LaTurbo Avendon, Berlin Commons by LaTurbo Avendon, Berlin
Commons by LaTurbo Avendon Commons by LaTurbo Avendon
Commons by LaTurbo Avendon Commons by LaTurbo Avendon
Commons by LaTurbo Avendon Commons by LaTurbo Avendon

The artist, whose identity remains obscured, called on followers to send video recordings of home environments and neighbourhood landscapes from which Avedon created a virtual environment called Commons.

Using the material as source for her sculpted virtual worlds, Avedon has left the project open source, inviting others to visit, explore and upgrade what is a virtual public space, a common ground to be used in public projects.

‘I think that the concept of modding [or modifying] is a nice possibility for works made with digital tools,’ says Avedon. ‘Rendered images often have really expansive scenes that were used to create them and I wanted Commons to open up some of these options. I’d love to see these resources used to create new works, however they may develop.’

Commons will be launched at the Transmediale festival in Berlin on 28 January 2015.

For more on how brands are enabling consumers to be co-creators in always-on online environments, read our Generation D macrotrend.

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