The Mindfulness Machine

To celebrate the launch of the Algorithm Hall of Fame, we brought the Mindfulness Machine to New York.

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, 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.

We love working together with its creator: Seb Lee-Delisle. A digital artist who makes interesting things from code that encourage interaction and playfulness from the public. Notable projects include Laser Light Synths, LED-emblazoned musical instruments for the public to play, and PixelPyros, an Arts Council England-funded digital reworks display that toured nationwide.