VENERABLE UNION STATION SITE OF HIGH TECH INTER-ACTIVE ART EXHIBIT

Jan 21, 2014

By Michael Kramer

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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.

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