Keyword: Chance / Random


The Crossing Machine / Graziana Dammacco & Davide Giorgetta

„The Crossing Machine is a mind tool conceived to stimulate the creation of new publishing artifacts. The main purpose of the project is to investigate technologies and publishing from a post-digital perspective and to propose new methodologies for producing self-reflective works.“

Three Standard Stoppages / Marcel Duchamp

It is „a joke about the meter,“ Duchamp glibly noted about this piece, but his premise for it reads like a theorem: „If a straight horizontal thread one meter long falls from a height of one meter onto a horizontal plane twisting as it pleases[it] creates a new image of the unit of length.“ Duchamp dropped three threads one meter long from the height of one meter onto three stretched canvases. The threads were then adhered to the canvases to preserve the random curves they assumed upon landing. The canvases were cut along the threads‘ profiles, creating a template of their curves creating new units of measure that retain the length of the meter but undermine its rational basis.

Barcode Interpreter / Lauran Schijvens

Translates barcodes in output signals on an array of power sockets, where you can connect all kinds of electronical devices.

R15N / Telekommunisten

Technological intervention to „disorder“ communication („Miscommunication Technologies“) to gain more quality of communication. The service randomly connects two registered members of a community by phone to successively spread a message in the group.