PCM Wk 5: Readings

Happy Feedback Machine
by Ahn Nguyen

What a fun idea! It’s immediately attractive with it’s overload of buttons, switches, cool interfaces, but I couldn’t help but want it to do something. I do realize that doing something would defeat it’s purpose of acting as an artist statement/ sculpture rather than a functional design object. However, with all those buttons and switches I could imagine myself vigorously pressing and expecting a response from the machine, then being disappointed when I realized there would never be one. Either way, it was probably a great study on human psyche and what is appealing to us and what we expect.

Note to self: I will definitely have to check out that Leeds Radio place he mentioned!