A multimedia performance work in which the events of the day, from the global to the quotidian and domestic, are culled from blogs, chat, news, and other on-line feeds and played out on stage by live performers and digital text projections.
Listening Post (2003, with Ben Rubin)
Mark Hansen is an Associate Professor of Statistics at the University of California Los Angeles, where he also has a joint appointment in the Department of Design | Media Art. Prior to this appointment, he was a Member of the Technical Staff in the Statistics and Data Mining Research Department of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. He holds several patents, primarily in areas related to telecommunications. He publishes mainly on the development and application of statistical methodologies for working with large, complex data sets. In collaboration with the Center for Embedded Networked Sensing at UCLA, his recent work involves the design, deployment and analysis of sensor networks and the streams of data they generate. He has lectured widely in the U.S. and abroad, and has organized a number of international conferences and workshops, including interdisciplinary meetings at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at Berkeley. His most recent art collaboration with Ben Rubin, Listening Post, was installed at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2002-2003.
1994 Ph.D. Statistics, University of California at Berkeley
1991 M.A. Statistics, University of California at Berkeley
1987 B.S. Applied Mathematics, University of California at Davis