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Alexander Chen (American, born 1981); Music by Tim Kahn; Courtesy of Alexander Chen and Tim Kahn


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1502,, 2011

Alexander Chen used data from the New York City subway system to generate musical compositions. A plucked string plays when two train paths intersect. Sound by Tim Kahn.

Alexander Chen (American, born 1981); Sound by Tim Kahn; 15 seconds; Courtesy of Alexander Chen and Tim Kahn

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This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.

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