Jan 21, 2014
By Michael Kramer
Toronto’s historic Union Station is being celebrated with a high-tech art exhibit.
The City of Toronto in partnership with OCAD University has launched a digital art installation at Union Station.
“Memory Capsule,” pays tribute to the venerable station and cherished public space which is currently undergoing a major revitalization.
Created by Che Yan, a 27-year-old graduate of OCAD’s Digital Futures Initiative, “Memory Capsule” is located in the Great Hall of Union Station and features a 3.5-metre by 2.5-metre screen which interacts with people through a series of questions, such as “What role has Union Station played in your life?”
A person tweets their response and then presses a button to freeze-frame a silhouette of their shadow displayed on the screen along with their comments.
“Memory Capsule” will be on display for eight weeks until March 21st.
Approximately a quarter of a million people pass through Union Station every weekday.