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Self Portrait (Birth/Death)

Self Portrait (Birth/Death)

ByAaron Huey

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In my ongoing exploration of all the kinds of "edges" of metaverse worlds, I also found that bodies of water hide substantial experiences and whole worlds sometimes. This self portrait explores the transition between the over world and under world, feeling like a birth and death cycle. Metaverse worlds allow a space for playing with all kinds of transitions like this. This series began while on assignment for National Geographic magazine and moved into a more personal and long term exploration of Edge Studies. (Filmed in VRChat in a world by Fins.)

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Aaron Huey is a photographer and new media artist, he has created over 30 stories for the National Geographic magazines including several cover stories , and is also leading new projects for Nat Geo from VR and AR to metaverse spaces. He is currently on assignment for Nat Geo in the metaverse, photographing (via his many avatars and various virtual cameras) the far edges of virtual worlds. Huey is a three time Stanford Fellow, a current artist in residence at, and was recently named a Stanford Starling Lab Fellow where he is mapping Web3 ecosystems and new frameworks for data integrity, specific to photography.

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