Monthly Archives: July 2011

Art, Tech & the City

Last night’s meet-up focused on the various ways technology and the arts are informing our relationship to the cities we live in. From collaborative storytelling projects, to creative data visualizations, to location-based projects, we saw how these fields intersect to give us new ways of experiencing and understanding our urban lives.

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Conductor: mta.me

Musician, Google-employee and computer programmer Alexander Chen has created a brilliant new media art piece featured on www.mta.me. “Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA’s actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 [...]

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