Movable Type, Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen / by Anna Madeleine

Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen (ear studio) - I saw The Listening Post by these guys in 2008 and was enthralled by it, and have been influenced their work and ideas ever since. Moveable type is a permanent installation in the New York Times builiding which grabs selections of online discussion relating to the current news, reflecting trends and topics of comments in rhythmic movements and formations. The accompanying sounds create a kind of orchestrata, playing through flows of communication surrounding immediate breaking news.