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.