Check out this short film and string piece based on the New York City MTA subway system by Alexander Chen.

[vimeo 19372180 480 390]

From Alexander Chen’s website: “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 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 diagram.”

Here’s an interesting film of Massimo Vignelli discussing the design of his New York City MTA map.

Re-blogged from the great blog ghostcapital by Portland’s very own Nicholab.