Last week a train twinkling with LED lights chugged into Oakland's 16th Street Station, its final destination on a 3,000 mile, ten-city whistle stop art happening orchestrated by Doug Aitken called Station to Station.
If you live in San Francisco, you may have seem some otherworldly lights radiating from the train tracks near your house this summer. If so, you can take off your tin foil hat: It was just the latest project of Aaron Koblin, the Creative Director of Google’s Data Arts Team, and director Ben Tricklebank.
The best music and art festival of 2013 isn’t happening in a park or on a boat. It’s taking place on a moving train. Profiled in Wired’s forthcoming Design Issue, artist Doug Aitken is packing a slew of artists and bands onto a train, crossing from New York to San Francisco over the course of ten days in September.…