ear studio

Ear Studio:

moveable_type_intro.jpgMoveable
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.