Ticket Machine

A ticket for a trip is an object that gives you exclusive access to an unexplored place.  It is a mere piece of paper, but it carries imagination and anticipation of the future, of what new world it can unlock. The Ticket Machine is a Rube Goldberg type, chain reaction collaborative installation which is triggered with a drop of a coin. The machine then unveils different worlds, created by  collaborators, and finally produces a printed ticket.

In the worlds between the beginning and end of the ticket machine, the first device, activating a shattered LCD panel was created by Randy Sarafan and the remaining two devices were created by James Stone with the help of Ez Cothran.

This installation was created during the Eyebeam Roadshow 2010 at 01SJ Biennial  in San Jose.


  • 2010 SJ01 Biennial: Ticket Machine Workshop [event site]
  • CNET news: Ideas and innovation at Silicon Valley art and tech fest (photos) [site]

More Information

  • Eyebeam Event Page [site]