even the downright daft

“Most significantly, however, they stimulate the human need for invention.

For the most part, the devices eschew function in the most conventional sense.  The notion of an abstract device, distilling the mannerisms and characteristics of a machine, but freed of purpose and servitude, is clearly a paradox.  Perhaps the function of these devices is instead to manipulate phenomena in the same way that architecture does – using space, time, sound, and materiality to interact with its audience in a performative relationship.  The diminished physical and financial scale, coupled with disconnection from purpose, makes device-making a breeding ground for invention and spatial possibility.” – CJ Lim, 2006

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