Urban Gods(About this image)
I stumbled across this shrine, nestled between buildings on three sides and surrounded by brick and glass. An unexpected organic sanctuary amid a manmade environment, coexisting with the urban facade of New York City’s lower east side. Anomalous, quiet and at rest. Offerings left before the deities feet signify the shrines importance. Like the jarring juxtaposition of spirituality and urbanization, could the non tangible nature of faith and gods be considered compatible with the digital creations we’ve chosen to surround ourselves with? Those logic gate, AI sub-routine marvels of engineering designed to captivate our attention. Are we not simultaneously the creators of gods and also the beings held captive to these creations?