The New York Subway Signs Experiment

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From Erin:

From Yosef Lerner:

NYC subways have a strange rule. We took advantage of it.

In New York City, subway conductors have to point at a black and white sign. At every hour of the day. At every stop. On every train. Like they’re some sort of automated robot that just happens to go home to families and children and processes complex human emotion. They do this to show that they’ve fully arrived on the platform.

Conductors spend their whole day in that small booth, alone. It is incredibly loud, and they get minimal human contact. We decided to show our appreciation for their work.