Moveable Type – installation @ the New York Times building

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Moveable Type – installation @ the New York Times building

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I visited the new New York Times building, in the lobby they have an amazing installation called “Moveable type” – it displays realtime and archived information from the NYTimes, it also makes manual typewriter, teletype machine and rotary phone noises while the vacuum florescent displays display away… Here are some photos – Link & The Moveable Type – installation @ the New York Times building – Link (video).

9 thoughts on “Moveable Type – installation @ the New York Times building

  1. zappBrannigan says:

    Just in time with the blog software with the exact same name, to go opensource

  2. J says:

    what kind of screen are those??

  3. rich says:

    Yeah, I’m curious about the screens too.

  4. cw says:

    They look like graphical VFDs– vacuum florescent displays. Most of the VFDs you find are character based. Compared to their equivalent lcd counterparts, VFDs are very expensive.

  5. jeremiah says:

    they look like big character VFDs to me.

    A similar effect could be created for a lot less money with an LCD like this one http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=813 (but bigger of course.)

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