1. And That's the Way It Is (2012)

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    And That's the Way It Is (2012), is a public art installation by Ben Rubin; it is permanently installed at Walter Cronkite Plaza, the University of Texas, Austin. Rubin created the piece in collaboration with with statistician Mark Hansen and data artist Jer Thorp. Six projectors on a nearby rooftop project text, which is extracted daily from television news closed-caption feeds, onto the University's CMA Building, which is part of the College of Communications. The piece was commissioned by the UT Landmarks public art program.

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    • "And That's the Way It Is" by artist Ben Rubin honors the legacy of Walter Cronkite

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      To honor the Cronkite legacy, the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin dedicated the Walter Cronkite Plaza on Thursday, April 19, in front of the Jesse H. Jones Communication complex, near Dean Keeton Street and Whitis Avenue. “And That’s the Way It Is,” an art installation by renowned new media artist Ben Rubin, is filmed in part in this video. The permanent art installation can be seen every evening from dusk to midnight and is projected on the front of the CMA building on campus at 2504 Whitis Avenue. Cronkite attended UT from 1933 to 1935 and served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News from 1962-1981. The digital art installation by media artist Ben Rubin entitled “And That’s the Way It Is,” is named for the iconic catchphrase used by Cronkite at the end of his news broadcasts. The piece was commissioned for the College of Communication by Landmarks, the University’s public art program, and will use lighting to display images and text from Cronkite’s news broadcasts, along with current news coverage, across the south side of the Communication Building. Rubin said the purpose of the work is to both honor Cronkite and foster research regarding the differences between past and present news coverage.

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        To honor the Cronkite legacy, the College of Communication at The University of Texas at Austin dedicated the Walter Cronkite Plaza on Thursday, April 19, in front of the Jesse H. Jones Communication complex, near Dean Keeton Street and Whitis Avenue. “And That’s the Way It Is,” an art installation by renowned new media artist Ben Rubin, is filmed in part in this video. The permanent art installation can be seen every evening from dusk to midnight and is projected on the front of the CMA building on campus at 2504 Whitis Avenue.

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