Trip Through Time in New York City

Using a MIDI keyboard as an interactive interface, and Isadora to program the projection, this installation allows you to have a seat and take a trip through time in the historic New York subway system. After visiting the Transit museum I took a few photographs at the angle which you would see when sitting inside the train. I then photoshopped the windows to be see through so I could bring those files into Isadora and project archival footage street and underground scenes as though it were happening out the windows.

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A photograph of a photograph of the inside of Brooklyn’s above ground trolly cars, circa 1880’s.

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A 1930’s underground train.

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Inside of a 1950’s era subway.

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Subway car with a 1970’s era interior — still in use today!

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Modern MTA subway car.