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Moveable Type

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Published on Oct 25, 2007

The New York Times Company Debuts "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.

The new work by Rubin and Hansen is reported in today's New York Times.

Above is the segment that David and I did with the artists. This is one of a series of videos we have been creating for The New York Times Company about the new building.

If you're in the neighborhood, stop by and see "Moveable Type." No ticket needed.

-- Andy Plesser

Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2007

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