name

Tube Presence

year

2013

description

Tube Presence is an experimental installation piece, with the purpose of recreating the experience of being present in the London Underground. Tube Presence was born out of a research assignment to physically visualise real-time data.

Unfortunately due to a hard-drive failure, much of this project's documentation has been lost. I do plan to recreate this piece in the future.

process

Tube Presence was made possible through the utilisation of Transport for London’s API to ascertain when a train was entering Piccadilly Circus. Once a train entered the station, this would trigger an Arduino to activate a gust of wind along with a subwoofer. This subwoofer inturn would vibrate a piece of wood, which the viewer would be standing on. This along with audio queues recorded sounds of the train braking and periodic announcements common to the Tube. This would create a sudo Tube-esque experience of the London Underground.

tech

Arduino, Programable Electronics, TFL API