Moveable Type

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 Eighth Avenue and 41st Street. 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.

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