The Useless Machine

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If there’s a ghost in the machine, it’s clearly a prankster. Designed by Jason Allemann, this self-deactivating box utilizes a wealth of techniques to stay defiantly turned off. The functionality of a device is measured in its benefit to the user. By this measure, (and to indulge in some anthropomorphism) this machine revels in it’s dysfunction-ality.

Cory

Cory

Cory is passionate about design and creativity and how they can expand our understanding of ourselves. He has lived from San Francisco to Japan but found his way, some would say inevitably, to New York City. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications, but is thrilled to mark his blogging debut here at Gessato.

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