NYC Live

Emmanuel Y Klein

An active map which tracks the Subway lines in manhattan.


We, humans, process information, much more efficiently through images than text. When was the last time you pulled out your phone and entered directions just to find when the next train was coming? Isn't that information that you could find useful? This live “Marauders Map” of transportation in Manhattan will make receiving and absorb the information you want easier and more intuitive.

The map uses both the Google API and the MTAs API to create real-time tracking of select subway lines in Manhattan and then placing them in space.


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TIL.LY is a microdiary webapp and a chatbot.


The brain cheats when it comes to happiness. According to psychologist Daniel Kahneman, it focuses on two things about an event, the emotional peak and the end. He declares in his TED talk that “We don’t choose between experiences, we choose between memories of experiences.” In the study A “Present” for the Future: The Unexpected Value of Rediscovery, Harvard Business School researchers discovered that the documentation of the everyday might seem trivial, but provides unexpected happiness because over time, we can come to see the ordinary past as extraordinary.

TIL (Today I Learned) is an experiment in encouraging daily presence, reflection, and documentation of the everyday.


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