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Moveable Type junio 5, 2010

Posted by christian saucedo in Other projects.

Moveable Type, by New York artist Ben Rubin and U.C.L.A. associate professor Mark Hansen, is an artwork commissioned for the ground-floor lobby of The New York Times Building in New York City. When complete, it will be a dynamic portrait of The Times. Statistical methods and natural-language processing algorithms will be used to parse the daily output of the paper (news, features, editorials) and the archives, as well as the activity of visitors to NYTimes.com (browsing, searching, commenting). The resulting refracted view of The Times will be displayed on 560 vacuum-fluorescent display screens installed in the lobby.

Ben Rubin is a media artist based in New York City. He completed two major public artworks in 2006:  “San Jose Semaphore” for the city of San Jose, California, and “Four Stories” for the Minneapolis Public Library.  Mr. Rubin’s work has been shown at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the MIT List Visual Arts Center, the Skirball Center in Los Angeles (in a show organized by the Getty Museum), the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the San Jose Museum of Art. He has been a frequent collaborator with artists and performers including Laurie Anderson, Diller+Scofidio, Ann Hamilton, Arto Lindsay, Steve Reich, and Beryl Korot. Rubin’s installation Listening Post (2002, with statistician Mark Hansen) won the 2004 Golden Nica Prize from Ars Electronica as well as a Webby award in 2003. Mr. Rubin received a B.A. from Brown University in 1987 and an M.S. in visual studies from the MIT Media Lab in 1989. Mr. Rubin teaches at the Yale School of Art, where he was appointed critic in graphic design in 2004.

About EAR Studio

Founded in 1993 by media artist Ben Rubin, EAR Studio serves as the base of operation for Rubin’s art and design projects.
In 2007, longtime collaborator Mark Hansen joined EAR as a creative partner.

EAR Studio is currently developing a new site, which will launch in Spring 2010. Please check this blog for studio news and updates.

In 2007, longtime collaborator Mark Hansen joined EAR Studio as a creative partner.

Creative Collaborators
Donald Albrecht
Laurie Anderson
Diller Scofidio+Renfro
Ann Hamilton
Alexis Kraft
Arto Lindsay
Matter Practice
Mgmt Design
Steve Reich & Beryl Korot
Lyn Rice Architects
Leni Schwendinger
David Small, Small Design
Lisa Strausfeld, Pentagram

Project Partners
Batwin + Robin Productions
Parallel Development
Perfection Electricks
Washington Square Films

EAR Studio Associates
Robert Bernstein—Accounting
Duncan Edwards—Sound Design
Kali Handleman—Research
Tom Igoe—Physical Computing, Embedded Microcontrollers
Alexis Kraft—Architecture, Interior Design
Chris Muller—Physical Exhibition Design
Gideon D’Arcangelo—Interaction Design
Jamie Merenes—Electronics
Ralph Meyers—Writing and Research
Andrew G. Milmoe—Project Management/Interaction Design
Jarah Moesch—Research
Sze Lin Pang—Studio Management, DVD authoring
Joe Rubin—Video Documentary and Reporting
Alice Rubin—Producer/Project Management
Karen Trott—Writer
Randy Zwirn—Graphic Design
Peter Zuspan—Architecture

Resource: http://earstudio.com/projects/moveable_type.html



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