Virtual/Reality — Publication

Based on a real walk in New York and a virtual "walk" of Caniff Avenue, in Detroit, Virtual/Reality is the study of the diverse populations that have settled in both of these areas. The “Reality” section focuses on the diverse populations that use the street at 10 am, 2 pm, and 6 pm.

The "Virtual" section explores Caniff Avenue. In the last 10 years, Caniff Avenue’s population has become increasingly Middle Eastern/South Asian. Because of this shift, there has been a lot of pushback towards the Muslim community in this area. This area of Detroit has become very detached from each other as opposed to coming together as a community. The "Virtual" chapter was created by collecting the negative comments posted online. The section is meant to showcase the harmful fear mongering that has been happening recently, while also questioning the mask of online anonymity.

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