Have you visited our ON TIME/Grand Central at 100 exhibition? When you do, be sure to stop and listen to Alexander Chen’s digital artwork, which creates a unique real-time mapping system that illustrates arriving subway and commuter trains into Grand Central terminal, pairing the arrivals with rhythmic musical chords. Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive, stringed instrument, combined with visuals based on Massimo Vignelli’s modernist map of the subway system, released in 1972. For this iteration, Chen imagines Grand Central as the pulsating central hub, the beating heart of the system itself.

Above: Alexander Chen, Conductor, 2011.

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