"Listening Post: a monument to the present" Science Museum Tip by picolopauolo

Science Museum, London: 57 reviews and 90 photos

  It is quite hypnotizing
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  • It is quite hypnotizing - London
      It is quite hypnotizing
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  • Caption of a moment in cyberspace - London
      Caption of a moment in cyberspace
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  • Listening Post: a monument to the present - London

Listening Post is an digital artwork by Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin. It is made up by more than twohundred ledlight displays. Which, supported by a ambient like soundtrack, show uncensored fragments taken from thousands of websites on the internet.

The work beautifully shows the randomness of todays communication. Funny comments are followed by standard massages or darker material. Because the artwork works realtime, it will never be the same experience. I found it to be quite captivating and intreguing.

For me it was a highlight of this allready very interesting, free accessible, museum. It is situated on the first floor.

I've uploaded a short video of Listening Post, check it on my London travelpage. For more info on Listening Post, check: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/listening_post.aspx

Address: Exhibition Road, SW7
Directions: South Kensington tube
Phone: 08708704868
Website: http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/

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  • Updated Oct 22, 2011
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