The Mindfulness Machine is a robot that likes to colour-in.
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It has learned to express itself through its art, and will usually be found colouring-in doodles. If it's in a dark mood, the colours it chooses will reflect that. If it's happy the colours will be rainbow bright. It's an exploration into a future where the AIs will need to chill out just as much as we do. It spends its days doodling and colouring-in, making artistic decisions based on its mood. And its mood, in turn, is based on a complex number of variables including how many people are watching, the ambient noise, the weather, tiredness, and its various virtual biorhythms.
It produced over 300 artworks during the 3 month installation.
The artwork is made up of a plotter from the 80s (the Roland DXY1300), along with a sensor module and camera that monitors the environment and the people around it. There is a display screen that also give you an indication of the machine's mood. All of the software and plotter drivers is custom coded in Processing, and the sensor box is powered with an Arduino.