Making Friends With the Mechanical

The next time you walk into your kitchen, take a few minutes to appreciate your appliances. Become one with your blender. Hum along to the low growl of the refrigerator. According to Kelly Dobson, a researcher at MIT's Media Lab, it might do you some good. An artist-cum-engineer who recently earned a doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dobson explores what she calls "machine therapy," or the personal and social effects of machines on everyday life. "Machine therapy in...Full Story
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