Listening Post

Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin (USA)

Winner of the “Golden Nica Interactive Art

post.jpgListening Post was inspired by the impressive amount of online communication travelling over the internet every second, and in particular the messages exchanged in tens of thousands online forums, this computer-controlled audiovisual environment wants to reflect the magnitude, immediacity and dynamics of the global conversation.

In the darkened space, 231 electronic displays use sounds, extracts of conversations, images and mouvements to abstract online communication from its imprisonment on the screen.