A digital artist known as Chaotic Atmospheres has run city maps through World Terrain, a software system that simulates real-world geological events like erosion. The results are these evocative "erosion flow maps" that imagine what might happen to cities if they flowed into the environments around them.

Tokyo, Japan

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Paris, France

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Cairo, Egypt

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Beijing, China

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New York City, New York

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Venice, Italy

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All images are from Chaotic Atmospheres.

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