NAME: ”The Happiness Machine”
AUTHOR: UK-based digital artist Brendan Dawes.
DESCRIPTION: An Internet-connected printer that prints random happy thoughts found across the web. The machine uses the data-collection website We Feel Fine, to find the “happy moments”. Hit the black button and one thought will come out. A different version of the machine was presented during the London Design Week, it didn’t have one button, but two capacitive touch buttons, one for happiness, one for sadness, depending on your mood.
AMUSEMENT RATE: If you ever feel down, this is a simple way to make you feel better. Who knows, somebody’s happy moment might also brighten your day. On the contrary, if you feel alone in this world and know that nothing can cheer you up, go ahead and keep hitting the sadness button until you fall into a severe depression. You asked for it! Brendan Dawes created one sweet little machine. He believes paper has still some solid arguments against the screens that invade our lives and he might be right. Print, don’t print, keep the paper or toss it away : the Happiness Machine is a connected machine, but one you’re in control of. A great you way to make your offline life more peaceful.
Source: Bits Rebels