The strings of the NYC subway

February 1, 2011 § 4 Comments

Imagine that every subway line is a chord and that every time trains on two intersecting lines cross, that chord emits a note. Picture this in real-time, as trains go back and forth. This is the music the strings of the NYC subway play:

The above video is a video capture of the actual interactive application, Conductor, based on real-time MTA info. Created by Alexander Chen, the visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.

A true example of web poetry.

via kottke

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