The thinking machine

Hadi Mehrpouya (Artist), Robert Powell (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formArtefact


The thinking machine contains a vision of the whole world in miniature. A box full of delights from a collaboration between a computer programmer and an artist who wanted to look at the difference between the map, or the way we measure reality, and the terrain, reality itself.
By rearranging sculpted pieces on a board, participants influence the microcosm contained within a wooden casket. When viewed via portals and mirrors more whimsical influences unfold in the interior, meaning that no one really is in control. It's your turn to roll.
This work won a £10k prize from New Media Scotland in 2014 and was exhibited by New Media Scotland as part of Edinburgh Art Festival in August 2015. This was also exhibited in July 2015 in Warburton Gallery in Edinburgh.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherNew Media Scotland
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
EventEdinburgh Art Festival - Tent gallery, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Aug 201430 Aug 2014


  • Thinking machine
  • Microcosm
  • Art


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