Listening Post by Mark Hansen

The installation consists of over 200 small LED screens displaying text fragments from Internet chat rooms.


Live data, electronic components, computer software, copper wire, aluminium & loudspeakers
384 x 629 x 89 cm
Art Fund grant:
£110,000 ( Total: £136,534)
Acquired in:
Ben Rubin

The texts, which are constantly updated, are simultaneously read or sung by a voice synthesiser. The work provides an extraordinary indication of the power of networked communication technologies to connect people and express the views of individuals.

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Venue details

Science Museum Exhibition Road, LONDON London SW7 2DD 020 7942 4000

Entry details

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Daily, 10am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm) Open until 7pm (last entry 6.15pm) during school holidays Closed 24 – 26 Dec