Well, this is rather cool. Artist Serafín Álvarez's ongoing project "Case Study: Sci-Fi Corridor" takes a close look at corridors from science fiction movies, including blockbusters like Gravity and Independence Day, classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still and Metropolis,and cult classics like Lifeforce and Starcrash.

Top image from Starcrash, via Scificorridorarchive.com.

Corridors — be they in a sinister hospital, aboard an abandoned space station, or in an underground laboratory lair — may not be as instantly recognizable as cockpits and control rooms and alien landscapes from specific films. But they are often the settings for some of science fiction's most iconic, suspenseful, and otherwise memorable scenes. Imagine 2001: A Space Odyssey without an astronaut's rotating jog in outer space, or Alien without all those hide-and-seek moments within the Nostromo's hallways.

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After gathering hundreds of images, Álvarez created a 3D labyrinth. He explains to Prosthetic Knowledge:

For "Maze Walkthrough," I've selected some of those corridors, made 3D reproductions of them, and built a virtual maze putting them together. The final result is a desktop application that puts the user inside the maze, allowing him or her to navigate and explore it, kind of a FPS video-game without the shooting.

It looks like the site to download the game is down at the moment (check back here), but a video walkthrough can be seen here, and we've shared some gifs of the artwork below. How many corridors can you identify? [Prosthetic Knowledge via Curbed]

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