A Useless Machine


Yangtian Yan (A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning)

This machine is essentially a cubic shaped Chinese puzzle in which I also incorporate a few mechanisms. The mechanisms in the cube are meant to fulfill the four of human’s (or just mine) five traditional senses–sight, sound, touch, and smell. I put another element, “time”, to replace “taste” which, in my opinion, is not necessary for this project.