The New York Times, New York Times Building, New York, NY
This unrealized multi-media art proposal for the street level lobby of the Renzo Piano’s New York Times Building consisted of a series of 13 motorized LED display pairs scan an internal glazed storefront system, revealing virtual columns of stationary text information gleaned from the day’s news and user search terms from the organization’s website.
The proposed scanner apparatuses are nimble and are designed to move quickly to designated positions, responding to the influx of real-time information, which they then slowly scan. The scanners are programmed [choreographed] to move individually and in groups depending on the type and quantity of information available, and the level of pedestrian activity in the lobby.
Created in collaboration with artist Ben Rubin (EAR Studio) an Mark Hansen.