Aleksandra Mir

Welcome (Stereobar)

COPENHAGEN—Designed for regulating crowded banks, post offices and railway stations, the electronic Q-Matic system was installed for one night at Copenhagen's trendiest nightspot, Stereobar, on 25 April 1996. Patrons lined up for tickets by the machine, which was programmed to display their number, date and waiting time; as the queue progressed, the bartender moved the numbers forward – which blinked on the LED display (to the beat of techno) until the patron was served