THE VIEW FROM OUR CORNER
MAKING AVATARS IN THE DTECH LAB
Anyone entering the metaverse needs an avatar—and the white tent inside the DTech Lab, known as Little Alice, can assist. It’s a sophisticated 3D capture studio with 36 DSLR cameras that create a lifelike digital rendering of any brave soul who steps inside. Recently, DTech created avatars of FIT “sustainability heroes”—faculty and staff who have devoted their careers to helping the earth—and positioned them along 27th Street. The augmented-reality avatars can be viewed by downloading the Membit app and looking at the streetscape through a phone.