My name is Alia.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and spend a lot of time on public transit—usually BART, but sometimes buses or Caltrain. It can get old, but there's always something new: I listen in, look over shoulders, and deposit stories here.
I avoid identifying individuals, either in words or pictures—but at the end of the day, public transit is ... well, public. I'm happy to chat about the ethics of eavesdropping (or anything else). Drop me a line.
Credit is given where credit is due; all other words and pictures are my own. Let me know if you see something you like.
SPUR on the future of the transbay crossing
Crossing the Bay from SPUR on Vimeo.
That roaring, tingling, quasi-religious sensation as I cross the bridge or the tube of being part of some process, pilgrimage, migration, movement?—yeah, apparently that’s the presence of 600,000 other people doing the same thing.
I prefer not to ask things like “How will we pay for those great ideas?” or “What sort of post-apocalyptic nightmare will I inhabit otherwise?”