Three years later, I was on a rampage, trying to explain my website to the programmers I would interview, about helping me complete an algorithmic system for generating, on-the-fly, a NIGHTlink station (or “project”, like when you go into a derelict part of urban life where a tenement is referred to as “the Projects” because it no longer really is at the top of anyone’s list). Here’s what I came up with.
DAYforNIGHT.com is a real network of virtual subway stations located in a fictitious city-like domain on the internet.
Each station has its own timetable and an artistic or musical project associated with it. These are numbered from Day 001 to Day 100.
Each station takes its name and identity after a number in the Day for Night catalogue: past, present or future. The size of the catalog is finite: 100 stations, or projects.
We hope you enjoy this graphical internet experience.
ARTIST = LINE
EXCERPT…(?) …getting type like the dfn.com sign…implication here is that type is but an illusion…that it is not a reflection of shadow onto a printed sign, but rather that we see an image with shadow, with translucent type floating over it…QED, type is therefore an illlusion.
Is the site efficient? ie, is taking the tube somehow “faster” or “better” than taking the regular internet with textual hyperlinks?
Obviously it is less efficient in a strictly literal sense, especially when one may easily take the abstract
nature of the web for granted.
Is the train travel concept backwards?
Or is it the necessary analogue for this worK?
What I have done, in fact, is created a fictionalized concept called “dayfornight.com” in which I have illustrated on the Net, the concept of junctions as disciplinary collaborations… (see explanations under “Nightlink INFO”