Cogwell Matrix

Cogwell Matrix

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Photograph taken from within a steel Cogwell Matrix


A Cogwell Matrix is an infinitely tall mesh of beams laced with fluorescent lights. The matrix approximates the appearance of a night sky, with the lights serving as stars overhead. While some Cogwell Matrices may be threaded with catwalks facilitating transport, most lack these passageways.

Cogwell Matrices are usually supported by never-ending walls and/or pillars, and others appear to be supported by cables from above, but then certain Matrices are not supported at all, simply floating in place. The matrix is usually composed of steel or concrete, although they can be composed of more exotic materials.

Ur-Example: The Basement

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