In 1999, Dan Torop dreamt that he was drifting over the Bowery at sunset. The street was covered by a red fog laced with yellow-orange fumes. Cars wove heedlessly between lanes yet never collided. He spun and circled through the air above, watching the silent passage below. When he awoke on the couch in his studio, a few streets east of the Bowery, he resolved to replicate the vision. His vision culminated in a computer program which simulated the Bowery circa 1997.