Ultimately, Unger and Newell want to make the lights display under the tracks very interactive. They're working on a website and app that'll bring as many people as possible into the project's fluid look and feel. They're working with Chicago digital design firm Table XI to develop an interactive system now that the lights are installed and ready for testing.
"We want to create an app that has different engagement dimensions. So you might open up The Wabash Lights app and there'll be different ways you can create a design for the lights. One of them might be by playing a game or one might be through uploading video and photos from your vacation, which would then be incorporated into a design for the lights," says Unger.