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a new permanent art installation in the lobby of the New York Times. artist Ben Rubin & UCLA professor/statistician Mark Hansen have created an installation of 560 small screens, mounted on 2 walls, which display information culled from the newspaper's archives, live feeds, online search terms & web commentary. information is parsed & displayed by algorithms created by the artists, for example, filtering only sentences from quotations that start with "you" or "I.".

a documentary youtube movie is available after the break.

[link: nytimes.com & earstudio.com & nytimes.com (video)|via flowingdata.com|thnkx Nathan]

see also US census headquarters.

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3 COMMENTS

I remember being quite intrigued by Listening Post when it came to the San Jose Museum of Art (link). It may still be on tour in case you're outside the NYC area.

I wonder if unaffiliated visitors can get into the Times building to see this.

Thu 15 Nov 2007 at 7:56 AM

Indeed, it's still on tour. It was just in San Francisco. Definitely the coolest piece of art I've seen in a long time. I watched it for 45 minutes straight. Good concept, fantastic execution.

Fri 16 Nov 2007 at 10:25 AM

Jon,

Yes, the lobby/main level of the New Times complex is public.. so you don't need any kind of security clearance to have access to this installation as far as I know.

Sun 18 Nov 2007 at 7:41 PM
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