Listening Post


Exhibited at the Whitney Museum from Dec 17, 2002-March 9, 2003, this installation by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin takes the virtual buzz of the internet and makes it real.

Listening Post is an art installation that culls text fragments in real time from thousands of unrestricted Internet chat rooms, bulletin boards and other public forums. The texts are read (or sung) by a voice synthesizer, and simultaneously displayed across a suspended grid of more than two hundred small electronic screens.”