Vending Machine, Ellie Harrison_LookingOutwards4

by sarah_keeling @ 1:54 am October 11, 2011

Vending Machine was created in April of 2009 and is a humorous commentary on the economic recession. Harrison reprogrammed an old vending machine to “only release packets of crisps when news relating to the recession [made] the headlines on the BBC News RSS feed”.  A monitor installed alongside the vending machine displays the incoming news feeds for the audience to see.  I enjoyed that the typical user interface of the vending machine was over ridden by Harrison’s program which gives the machine an odd comical life of its own. I thought the idea of integrating programming into an everyday object made for an interesting piece.

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