At the time of doing this project I was unsure what journalism or media really meant. So I was inspired by the MIT Media Lab and decided to involve human – machine interaction in my work. The content is being created by humans using software on an iPhone and displayed on screen throught the ArtBART metro system.
Democratic Art. Imagine a collaborative art project. The experience of commuting to work on a train is boring. The Bay Area Rapid Transit system has wireless installed. Every person can use the Brushes application to make art while in the train. As there is wireless, the artwork can be emailed to a special address. It will show up on the screens in the train and in the stations. Users can vote on the works lifting the best works to the top. BART + Wireless + Brushes.
The link: artbart.me (Update 2012: offline)
And here’s the presentation.
Art Bart Democratic Art
Two things are true.
One. The experience of commuting to work on a train is boring.
Two. The Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system has Wi-Fi wireless installed.
Imagine a collaborative art project. Every person can use an iPhone or iPad application (Brushes, Photoshops, and so forth) to make art while in the train.
As there is wireless, the artwork can be emailed to a special address. It will show up on the screens in the train in real time. And in the stations. Users can vote on the works lifting the best works to the top. BART + Wireless + iPhone.
Idea In Development
I’m developing an art project that I want to build on the San Francisco BART trains.
The name I came up with is ArtBART and here’s a work-in-progress presentation.
I’d appreciate any new ideas, contacts, or help with developing the project further so we can make it a reality.
Use the Brushes application. Use the built-in functionality to e-mail the finished artwork to BART. An automatic system will display the artwork on BART screens.
BART. Bay Area Rapid Transit. Budget: Fees and Expenses Unit. Unit Cost. Installation. Total. Video Projector. Artist Travel. Commitee Travel. Advertizing. Purchase of Artwork. Software Development.
- Use projector to display drawing on the wall on both sides
- The most democratic form of art-making
- Unknown (relatively) way of creating art
- Cutting Edge
Promote creativity among the public. Show people the possibilities of out of the box thinking.
- Access to Internet in the metro
- Number of mobile devices with art capabilities in the hands of citizens
Empowerment.BART. Bay Area Rapid Transit.
Budget: Fees and Expenses
Unit. Unit Cost. Installation. Total.
Purchase of Artwork