Leap 032 (Long Exit)
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This was my longest flight off the edge of Somnium Space. It takes over an hour to walk here, forcing a meditation of sorts - sometime with an edge of anxiousness, sometimes in a spirit of surrender. Usually when I jump off the edge of this floating flat world I fall almost immediately into the amniotic fluid that this world floats in. Beyond the edge almost all form is lost and only sound and light remain below in an endless fall. After a time it no longer feels like a fall if you surrender. It just is. (This series started with an assignment for National Geographic magazine and continued into a series of independent Edge Studies and performances.)
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 Unfinished.org, and was recently named a Stanford Starling Lab Fellow where he is mapping Web3 ecosystems and new frameworks for data integrity, specific to photography.