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Minecraft Teotihuacan

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Finalist in the Exhibition and Collection Extension: Non-Traditional Category at the 2018 MW GLAMi Awards

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Minecraft Teotihuacan

  1. 1. Teotihuacan Minecraft Project de Young Museum, San Francisco
  2. 2. Project Overview ● Created to augment the exhibition Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire and the de Young’s permanent collections. ● Designed using archaeological maps, online satellite photography, Google Street View, and input from exhibition curator Matthew Robb.
  3. 3. Project Overview ● Minecraft map represents 1,200 acres of downtown Teotihuacan along the Street of the Dead. ● Project was conceived and developed by a youth intern/volunteer. ● The entire project took over 18 months to create from conception to release. ● Available for free download from the de Young’s website.
  4. 4. Millon’s 1978 Teotihuacan map (L) and map of same area generated by Minecraft (R).
  5. 5. Google Street View of Teotihuacan compared to view of same area in Minecraft
  6. 6. Exploring Teotihuacan in Minecraft at the de Young
  7. 7. Features Depicted Most of the prominent architectural features of Teotihuacan are depicted, including: ● The Moon Pyramid ● The Sun Pyramid ● The Feathered Serpent Pyramid and the Ciudadela ● The Palace of Quetzalpapalotl (shown)

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