Press

Off-Broadway’s Highest Honor
Ben Rubin wins Obie Award for projections in Arguendo
The Village Voice, May 2014

Collaboration of Design + Art Awards
Ben Rubin’s And That’s The Way It Is wins 2013 CODAaward for Public Spaces
CODAworx, 2013

Design Awards
Ben Rubin’s Shakespeare Machine wins Excellence in Design Award
Public Design Commission of the City of New York, July 17, 2013

“Ben Rubin’s installation in the NYT building is A ++”
@JadAbumrad
Twitter, April 12, 2013

Spotlight artist
Harvard Business Review, March 2013

The Thing’s the Plays: Public Theater’s New Shakespeare Machine
by Robin Cembalest
ARTnews, October 16, 2012

“An epic canvas with paint made of light”
The Way It Is and Isn’t
by Robert Faires
The Austin Chronicle, September 7, 2012

To Be or Not To Be 2.0: Ben Rubin on His “Shakespeare Machine” LED Sculpture for the Public Theater
by Julia Halperin
BLOUIN ARTINFO, September 4, 2012

Interview with Ben Rubin
by Katie Geha
Glasstire, August 12, 2012

Ben Rubin
by David Duncan
Art in America, May 13, 2011

My Saab story
by Ben Rubin
Slate, March 26, 2009

Listening to internet chatter
by Torin Douglas
BBC News, February 18, 2008

Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen’s Installation at the New York Times Building Moves Us
by Alissa Walker
Mediabistro, January 25, 2008

San Jose semaphore atop Adobe building solved
by Sal Pizarro
Mercury News, November 19, 2007

News Flows, Consciousness Streams: The Headwaters of a River of Words
by Randy Kennedy
The New York Times, October 25, 2007

“Perhaps no other artwork has evoked human collectivity, and the communicative needs that enrich it, as ‘Listening Post’ does. It is that rarest surprise in contemporary art: a recognizable instant classic.”
Listening Post brings the Internet into view
by Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle, August 4, 2007

Media artist Ben Rubin explores the interaction between light, sound, and symbol
by Elizabeth Donoff
Architectural Lighting, January–February 2007

“Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin’s half-musical, half-social installation work, driven by live Internet content, easily earned the title of Internet art’s first masterpiece.”
The Year in Arts and Entertainment
by Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle, December 31, 2006

Artists mine Internet forums to catch musical essence of chat
by Kenneth Baker
San Francisco Chronicle, August 8, 2006

Living Skins: Architecture as Interface
by Peter Hall
Adobe, June 2006

The inaudible in The Corporeal
by Juan Sebastián Cárdenas
Artecontexto, spring 2005

4dspace: Interactive Architecture
Guest-edited by Lucy Bullivant
Architectural Design, January/February 2005

The Machine Speaks the World’s Thoughts
by Margot Bouman
Parachute, October–December 2003

Look and Listen: Ben Rubin Gives Shape to Sound
by Emily Hall
The Stranger, August 28–September 3, 2003

Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin
by Peter Eleey
Frieze, May 2003

Connected Age Needs Art and Science
by Len Ellis
ClickZ, March 12, 2003

Orange and White
by Adam Gopnik
The New Yorker, March 3, 2003

Listening Post: On-line Fora as Art
by Jill Franklin
Linux Journal, March 2003

Whitney’s ‘Listening Post’ a Fly on Chat-Room Walls
by Jad Abumrad
National Public Radio, February 22, 2003

“Descending from the work of John Cage, Philip Glass and Jenny Holzer, and graced by a handsome Minimalist presentation, ['Listening Post'] operates in the gaps between art, entertainment and documentary; it is almost irresistible, like magic.”
Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin: ‘Listening Post’
by Roberta Smith
The New York Times, February 21, 2003

Poised Between Old and New
by Eric Gibson
The Wall Street Journal, February 14, 2003

Exhibit Brings the Internet to Life
by Adam Balkin
NY1 News, January 22, 2003

Classical & Jazz: Two Sound Installations
by Christopher DeLaurenti
The Stranger, November 21–November 27, 2002

“… so groundbreaking and visionary it almost defies explanation. … absolutely stunning… beguiling, sublime…”
The Listening Post
by David Schmader
The Stranger, November 21, 2002

Listening Post gives bits, bytes the sound of music
by Melanie McFarland
The Seattle Times, November 18, 2002

sound + vision
by Christopher Hawthorne
Metropolis, July 2002

Listening Post
by Jad Abumrad
Studio 360, January 26, 2002

Philip Nobel on BEN RUBIN
by Philip Nobel
Art Forum International, January 2002

Making an Opera From Cyberspace’s Tower of Babel
by Matthew Mirapaul
The New York Times, December 10, 2001

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