The AOI Museum is a collaboration with Tendril and CYPHER to create the most high-fidelity immersive gallery experience possible for experiencing NFTs. This museum represents our vision for the ultimate metaverse to experience the art of the future. The AOI museum consists of a select group of multi-dimensional artworks that represents the past, present and future of art on the internet. Built in Unreal Engine, rendered in real-time, available to all browsers.
Starting off with NFTs from our collection we went back to artist to reimagine the possibilities for the metaverse. One collaboration involved bringing the historic original red pong arcade machine back to life. We collaborated with designer Zai Ortiz and founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell for this. What was originally a video became a fully immersive experience where the red pong arcade and the AOI museum would function and interact harmoniously together, engaging with the viewer through audio and visual proximity.
The sculpture garden envisioned by Tendril functions harmoniously with 3D motion art breathing new life and perspective into displaying masterpieces. We collaborated with David Oreilly to showcase his 101 NFT which features disintegrating and reforming Fractals. The importance of scale, perspective and viewing points for viewer is crucial for the immersive experience.
The AOI museum was designed to be serene, poetic and immersive: blending the past and future, nature and architecture, interior and landscape. It’s a space that you want to spend time in, explore and discover little surprises around each corner. A love-letter to the likes of Naoshima Island where at night you can get lost in the milky way above.
The generative, ambient music system by Cypher was designed to produce ever evolving sonic experience within the hub and gallery spaces. Layers of ‘loops’ play in a random order based on sets of defined rules, generating a unique composition on each visit to the gallery. The daytime experience is in a major key, while the night mode is minor, shifting the mood slightly.