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Move over the white drawing surface and draw.
In the winter of 2001, I sat on the R subway line in
New York City between the Canal St. and Prince St. subway stops.
As soon as the train started moving at Canal St. I started my
stopwatch and began trying to draw a straight line on a piece
of paper. When I arrived at Prince St. I finished drawing and
stopped my stopwatch. Later, I took the line I drew and scanned
it into the computer. I then wrote a program to read in the line
I drew and move a drawing surface in the exact way the R train
moved on that winter day, forever capturing the precise motion
of the subway car in relation to where I was seated. It is now
possible to exactly recreate that period of time, where one can
create all the possible drawings that could have existed in that
period of history. In essence I have captured a piece of time
in this program.