Sound

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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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An Anecdotal History of Sound and Light

In the fall of 2010, I taught a graduate seminar at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program wove threads through the creative and scientific histories of sound and light.  The course blog is here. -BR

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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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Listening Post

Listening Post

Listening Post is an art installation by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin 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 […]

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Spin

Spin

Sound is produced as if each disc were a phonograph record. As each disc spins fast or slow, backwards or forwards, speeding up or slowing down, its sound follows accordingly. Presented at the Bumbershoot Visual Arts Exhibition, Seattle from August 26th – September 1st, 2003.

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Open Outcry

Open Outcry

Commissioned by Creative Time for Sonic Garden, World Financial Center, New York from October 17th, 2002 – November 30th, 2002. A few months after 9/11, I was asked to create a sound that would commemorate the reopening of the Winter Garden, a huge atrium space in the World Financial Center that was destroyed when the towers [...]

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Architecture Based on Sound Principles

“Joel Sanders and Karen Van Lengen should run for office. They’re two of few leaders we can think of who practice what they preach.” (from UVA Today) So says a new article about the architects in the magazine Interior Design. EAR Studio agrees! Sanders and Van Lengen’s new Sound Lounge at the University of Virginia […]

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