NIGHTlinkRail : Are you commuter literate?

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09-nightlinkrail-lines-tube-mapNIGHTlinkRail, an experimental sitework launched in 1997 by DayForNight.com, is a network composed of 100 individual train stations. It parallels the online catalogue of the Day For Night musical imprint, in the form of a series of Railway Stations along what I’ve been referring to as “An Internet Journey-By-Rail.”

After descending via escalator into the gateway station, one will begin to recognize the predictable options from modern railway travel. While browsing the Travel Planner Station map on the wall, a visitor may also preview an entire CD release through streaming RealMedia, while sampling the graphic art on-screen from many of the Day For Night releases…According to its own urban legend, domain planners began operations, building and excavating from the 11th November 1996 onwards, and finally opening its gates to commuters in January 1998. NIGHTlinkRail is a fictitious amalgam of the Metro, the New York City subway and the London Tube all at once.

Eric Scott declares NIGHTlinkRail’s primary objective to be an “exploration of possible new models for visual navig-ational systems,” via a detailed recreation of a much older and completely different model for a navigation system used every day by commuters, worldwide.

Each Station mirrors a project completed by one or more Day For Night artists – a managed residence along an Artist Line or maybe a musical release, work of fiction, an internet project or other exploratory sitework. Certain stations even behave as junctions between multiple artists, where collaboration represents a meeting of artistic minds.

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Eric Scott declares NIGHTlinkRAIL’s primary objective to be an “exploration of possible new models for visual navigational systems,” via a detailed recreation of a much older and completely different model for a navigation system used every day by commuters, worldwide.

Each Station mirrors a project completed by one or more Day For Night artists – a managed residence along an artist Line or maybe a musical release, work of fiction, an internet project or other exploratory sitework.

09-rhythm-factory-got-bassCertain stations even behave as “junctions” between multiple artists, where collaboration represents a meeting of artistic minds.

 

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