Art

And That's The Way It Is

And That’s The Way It Is

And That’s The Way It Is is a collaboration between the University of Texas’s public art program Landmarks and The Office for Creative Research from the spring of 2012. Drawing on transcripts from the Cronkite archives held by the Briscoe Center and live news feeds from around the country, Rubin has designed a digital interface that […]

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How to Make a Shakespeare Machine

Shakespeare Machine is a permanent artwork in the lobby of the Public Theater in New York City. It was commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs’ Percent-for-Art program and the Public Theater.  It was opened to the public in October, 2012.   The work is by Ben Rubin with a great deal of help from […]

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BEACON at the National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

Beacon (2010) is an light sculpture created by media artist Ben Rubin; its animated shapes are based on the unique visual structure of the pages of the Talmud. It was commissioned by the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, where it was permanently installed in November, 2010. The Talmud is the central document […]

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The VECTORS show at Bryce Wolkowitz

Vectors will be on display at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, 505 W 24th Street, from January 14 to Febuaray 18, 2011. The idea for Vectors began with my participation in Paul Virilio’s Stop-Eject exhibition in 2008. Stop-Eject centered around the collapse of geographic and political space in the mobile, connected world, and Virilio wanted the artists to show how people, goods, animals, money, and information flow across borders of all kinds. [...]

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Vectors opens Jan 14, 2010

VECTORS opens January 13, 2011

Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by multi-media artist Ben Rubin. In his first solo show at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, Ben Rubin uses mid-20th-century technological artifacts, miniature image projection, sound, and electronic text displays to reveal vectors of movement, language, politics, and information. The show will feature all new work, including The Language of Diplomacy (2010-2011), a 24-foot text wall that mines the newest Wikileaks collection of diplomatic cables [...]

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Moveable Type in the New York Times Building

Moveable Type

Moveable 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. It is a dynamic portrait of The Times. Statistical methods and natural-language processing algorithms are used to parse the daily output of the paper …

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Terre Natale, or Native Land, Stop Eject

Terre Natale, or Native Land, Stop Eject, was an exhibition organized by Raymond Depardon & Paul Virilio and originally shown at the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris. Part of Terre Natale, “Exits, Parts 1 & 2,” was created by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Laura Kurgan, Mark Hansen, and Ben Rubin. From the Cartier […]

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San Jose Semaphore

San Jose Semaphore

San Jose Semaphore (2006), by artist Ben Rubin, is a permanent public artwork commissioned by Adobe Systems Incorporated in collaboration with the City of San Jose’s Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program. Located within the top floors of Adobe’s Almaden Tower headquarters, San Jose Semaphore is a kinetic artwork that illuminates the San Jose skyline with the transmission of a coded message. [...]

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