Originally published at: https://www.ronenbekerman.com/?p=127354
The health measures taken in order to control epidemics, biological attacks and climate change have resulted in the expansion of alternative sports such as drone races, since large gatherings are restricted. The industry of e-sports is bigger than ever, and races through city centers have replaced old sports events.
The idea is to portray Hudson Yards as a background for the race. While the area is designed as a top commercial and working destination, different activities will also take place, and the public space will be updated to accomodate this type of new events.
I don’t imagine the area or the buildings will look very different in 20 years from now – I live in Madrid and as an example, the Madrid Rio project took around ten years to complete. But the public space will be colonized by new elements, like public transport pods, health metrics stations, touch surfaces to buy groceries while you wait for your transport…I also see the cities in 20 years from now without the need for proper roads or traffic signs, since all transport inside cities will be restricted to AI vehicles, in a much more limited road network.
I still have to polish the idea, but I have started looking for interesting camera angles to show the race ambience. I also want to develop a very dense atmosphere, so I will try to play a bit with fog, volume shading, etc.