Using what some may call trash, one’s garbage has been transformed into pieces of creative art — all using a subway station’s escalator and a bicycle wheel. Called the Subway Machine, the sculpture uses the escalator’s moving handrail to rotate a bike tire. The tire then causes a series of gears to also rotate, effectively powering the actual sculpture. It’s sorta like a Rube Goldberg machine.
Other sculptures were also created and scattered thoughout the subway station. Interestingly, the escalator isn’t the only piece of subway equipment utilized to power the arts — think elevator and the subway’s ticket gates. Video after the break.
Via: Todd Vanderlin