Seb Lee-Delisle

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Mindfulness Machine

The Mindfulness Machine is a robot that likes to colour-­in. 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 was first exhibited at “Humans Need Not Apply” at the Science Gallery Dublin, and has subsequently travelled to Toronto and New York and produced hundreds of artworks in the process.