Mark Hansen is Professor of Statistics and the Vice-Chair for Graduate Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also co-principal investigator for the US-based Center for Embedded Sensing, studying the impact of new micro-sensing technologies. In 1987 he gained a BSc in Applied Mathematics from UC Davis and in 1994 a PhD in Statistics from UC Berkeley. He and collaborator Ben Rubin were awarded the Ars Electronica Golden Nica for Interactive Art for Listening Post in 2004, as well as a Webby Award in 2003. Their work has been exhibited in the New York Times Building and at the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid.
Ben Rubin is a media artist based in New York City. In 1993 he founded EAR Studio and in 2007 Mark Hansen joined him as creative partner. He has a BSc in Computer Science from Brown University and received an MSc in Visual Studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. Rubin taught at the Yale School of Art, where he was appointed critic in graphic design in 2004. He was awarded artistic residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada and at the STEIM foundation in Holland.
Listening Post is situated in the permanent collections of the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, and is on site loan to the Decode exhibition. It can be viewed on the first floor of the Science Museum.
Listening Post has been presented to the Science Museum by The Art Fund.
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