Train Ticket To The Movies

Wouldn’t it be nice to have some movie entertainment in trains? However, installing LCD screens behind each seat like in airplanes would be much too expensive. A nice and effective way to solve this problem was shown at the Dutch Design Week with Jeriël Bobbe’s ‘Movie-ng Experience’. Not some projected video on a sound barrier, but a series of images printed on a sound barrier wall to form an old-fashioned silent movie. In front of the printed wall, there is another wall with small openings. Together, the two walls merge to display an encounter from one side, and passing from the other direction shows a goodbye film. That means two different short movies on one track!

“Imagine, you watch a movie. But in this case, it’s not the movie that is moving; it is YOU!!! The first wall, acting as a projector; the second as the filmstrip. As soon as you move along the first wall, you see short flashes of the images on the second wall….Use your train ticket as a cinema ticket! A whole new dimension in watching a movie according to the oldest technique around.”

This article belongs to our Dutch Design Week 2011 series, in which we showcase ten great designs spotted at the Design Academy’s graduation show.