Nope, it’s not the corporate blogging software we’re talking
about here, but the new permanent art installation in the lobby of the
newspaper’s new Renzo Piano-designed headquarters building on
Artist Ben Rubin and UCLA professor/statistician Mark Hansen
have created a multi-media installation of 560 small screens, mounted on two
walls, which display information culled from the newspaper’s archives and live
feeds. Information is parsed and
displayed by algorithms created by the artists.
The duo’s last collaboration as the Listening Post, which
debuted at the Whitney in 2002 and has been traveling, most recently at the San
Jose Museum of Art.
The new work by Rubin and Hansen is reported in today’s New
Above is the segment that David and I did with the
artists. This is one of a series of
videos we have been creating for The New York Times Company about the new
If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and see “Moveable
Type.” No ticket needed.
You can grab the embed code of this video right here.
— Andy Plesser