Analogue Collaboration Machine

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The Merge-o-Matic analogue collaboration machine offers a rudimentary black box interface, to facilitate collaborative production.

Two collaborators take their seats at either end of the machine, interacting with it through 'in' and 'out' slots. A third person, the 'computer', processes their input and performs statistical democratization on the documents submitted. The machine can run a number of programs or rule-sets, and new ones can easily be invented for it.

Developed during a residency at Variable FLOSS Arts Lab, Brussels 2013.

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