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"This Machine Has a Soul"

In 2018, Warm Cookies of the Revolution invited us to create an installation for This Machine Has a Soul!, a community project that combines participatory budgeting with artworks and performances inspired by Rube Goldberg machines.

We built a TV wall and custom software to coordinate content across the 13 analog TVs, developing an intricate sequence that switched between tiling and individual playback. The videos were produced by Locker Partners, and featured interviews with local residents organizations, and artists as well as scenes from local neighborhoods.

Planning

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Proposed arrangement of analog TVs

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How to transmit HDMI to analog TV

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Networking

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Raspberry Pis (6 out of 13)

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Tiling

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Location

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Interior — TV closet located to the back right

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