Listening Post is a dynamic portrait of online communication, displaying uncensored fragments of text, sampled in real-time, from public internet chatrooms and bulletin boards. http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/visitmuseum/galleries/listening_post.aspx Artists Mark Hansen and Ben Rubin have divided their work into seven separate scenes akin to movements in a symphony.

Listening Post is an art installation that culls text fragments in real time from thousands of unrestricted Internet chat rooms, bulletin boards and other public forums. The texts are read (or sung) by a voice synthesizer, and simultaneously displayed across a suspended grid of more than two hundred small electronic screens.