Created by Geographer-at-Large Eames Demetrios, Kcymaerxthaere is a “parallel universe that intersects with much of our linear Earth, but with different stories, creatures, peoples, even laws of physics and qualities of existence.” It has been likened to a novel with every page in a different place. What makes the Kcymaerxthaere project particularly interesting is that Demetrios installs informative markers and historical sites at the locations in our world that connect to his world, creating real world intersections with his imagined universe. For the months of August and September, 2014, Demetrios acted as our first ever Geographer-in-Residence and his Kcymaerxthaere locations continue to be featured all over the Atlas. To learn more see our introductory article here!
In an alley not far from the Swope Museum, the Indiana Theater and assorted other treasures of our world, a bronze marker records a key transition in the development of the Tehachapic system. And it also underscores that the Tehachapi were able to lay down roads in multiple dimensions, though they tended to focus on those where the acoustics were more satisfying.
The Tehachapi were the great road-building culture of Kcymaerxthaere and had crossed many rezhns to escape their native Estrelliia (the initial ‘k” is neither written nor pronounced) after they were defeated at the Battle of the Devil’s Marbles.
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Easily reached by walking into the Alley. It is next to the band entrance for the Verve and the Book Nation bookstore.