Rube Goldberg Photobooth
April 8, 2011
Happy Friday, everyone! This morning we’ve got a visual treat in the form of a meticulously built (and filmed) Rube Goldberg device designed by Pratt MFA students Alex Crawford and Austin Nelson. The trick is in the ending, so watch and see what the device achieves.
Nelson explains: “We built the machine for our Multimedia Installation class. We had both always wanted to build a Rube Goldberg machine but never had a good reason to and we could also never find anyone else interested in spending a lot of time and energy building a machine that is basically pointless. This was the perfect opportunity! We spent about 30 hours building it and the result is a process that lasts about 30 seconds. Time well spent, I believe.”
And on that point, we could not agree more.