paper. The length of the drawing can vary. Indeed for several collaborativeworkshops, 15-foot long tables were set up and the paper was unrolled for various members to draw, paint and silkscreen on. The nature of this workingmethod is a sort of pseudo mass production. This asks the question of authorship, discreet art object and the creative process. In fact the whole notioncan be traced back to Benjamin's essay, Art in the Age of MechanicalReproduction.The Art Machine itself is a variable object. It has no fixed form and is constructedin situ. It has three motorized object dispensers and one drawing dispenser. Thedrawing dispenser is a hacked paper towel dispenser. This is part of the DIYaesthetic that the piece is based on. The dispensing modules can be packed in asuitcase and taken anyplace in the world on an airplane. The wall enclosure isbuilt on site of DIY materials, lightweight lumber and corrugated plastic sheeting.The dimensions can be adjusted to suit any exhibition circumstance and it canalso be built as a roofed over temporary Kiosk for an outdoor festival. There aretwo other modules that are part of the art machine and are additional armaturesfor art. One is a digital picture frame. The slide show in the frame evokes the sortof marketing display techniques used in retailing but it can also be used as anongoing documentary of the whole art machine process. This includes takingdaily photos of transactions and then adding the photos to the frame display.The digital frame is a very subtle part of the piece that works on the viewer without them necessarily taking notice. The other module is a sound art modulethat emits custom designed sounds for the machine. If one lists the componentsfor the art machine there are; drawings, objects, installation, DIY computer hacks, photos, sound art and social transactional performance.