Ben Rubin


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.

2008 Newly commissioned works to debut at the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid and at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
2007 New public artwork by Ben Rubin & Mark Hansen to open at Renzo Piano's New York Times headquarters building.
2007 The San Jose Semaphore’s code is cracked, and the code is revealed.

2004 – 2006 Yale School of Art, MFA program in Graphic Design
2004 Yale School of Art, MFA Seminar: “Sight Unseen: Sound Theory and Practice”
1997 – 2002 New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program
1999 – 2000 New York University Undergraduate Film and Television Program
2000 Bard MFA program, visiting faculty, music department
2008 Guest critic, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture
2001 Guest critic, Yale Graduate School of Architecture
2001 Guest critic, Columbia Graduate School of Architecture
1999 Curriculum consulting for the American Museum of the Moving Image, Queens
1997 Sound & visual performance design workshop at Dancas Na Cidade, Lisbon
1995 Performance workshop at Gessneralle Theater, Zurich (with the Builders Association)

2006 United States Artists Fellowship nomination
2005 Rockefeller New Media Fellowship (with Mark Hansen)
2004 Prix Ars Electronica, Golden Nica for Listening Post (with Mark Hansen)
2003 Third Coast International Audio Festival, Best Documentary Award for Open Outcry
2003 Webby Award, NetArt category, for Listening Post (with Mark Hansen)
2003 Wired Rave Award nomination for Listening Post (with Mark Hansen)
2002 Creative development residency, On the Boards, Seattle
2000 Chrysler Design Award nomination
1999 Arts In Multimedia Residency, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Bell Laboratories
1994 Artistic Residency, Steim Foundation, Amsterdam
1993 Artistic Residency, Banff Centre For The Arts, Alberta