description

Tube Presence (2013) is an experimental installation piece, 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.

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.

Unfortunately due to a hard-drive failure, much of this project's documentation has been lost.