November, 17th 2011 23:01:15 / by Katrin Scheikl
NYC subway pirate WiFi connects fellow riders
At the moment trains remain probably the last unconnected space in NYC – but they don’t have to anymore. The “L Train Notwork”, a digital experiment/stunt/art project from the creative agency WeMakeCoolSh.it, launched on New York’s subways Monday, allows commuters to chat and flirt via their devices.
In certain cars on the L Train, the favored line of hip New Yorkers zipping between some of the city’s hippest neighborhoods WeMakeCoolSh.it established something looking quite like a www connection at first sight. But users are linked to fellow riders in a chat room instead. To keep the conversations going the digital agency also provides the users with webby-looking visual and literary content.
David Zax says in his Fast Company report: “If the World Wide Web is a Borgesian, universal library, then the L Train Notwork is an intimate art gallery.”
We think it could make a daily commute at least more enjoyable.