The Train Project is about connecting people and places, through chance encounters and personal exchanges and celebrates the diversity of the people who make up our country. We live in a time where connectivity has sped up, and new mobile technologies allow us to become closer regardless of distance. I will spend two weeks travelling continuously across the UK by train, only leaving the carriages to change platforms and direction, but never leaving the stations. Each day I will be speaking to the people I meet on my journey and talk to them about what places they come from and where they are going.
There are two strands to this project which will run simultaneously. The first is the physical journey; this is the interactions I will have with people face-to-face. The second is the virtual journey; this is the interactions I will have with people through interface using popular online social media sites (facebook, Twitter etc). These two methods of connectivity aim to cross over and tie together the people online with the people I meet face-to-face, by asking those in physical space to join the online site and those online to meet up in physical space expanding a network of people and places.