The Appearance Machine

The Appearance Machine physically transforms detritus into a live audio/video stream, transmitted directly from its permanent location in New York City. An industrial entertainment complex for the continual transformation of the input of locally generated refuse to output as global media, it is an autonomous synaesthetic system that perpetually constructs a cinematic aural/visual space. Computers act as translators. The machine's images, created in realtime, are analyzed for movement and perform the accompanying soundtrack. The same soundtrack directs the mechanical impulses that animate the set. The machine invents in continuous response to its self-created accidents.


1. archived examples of its' stream
2. Its' production of appearances
3. Its' display shown
4. Its' credit