Friday, July 17, 2009

UCLA built Rube Goldberg Voting Machine Compared to Dominion ImageCast

Yes there really is a Goldbergian Voting Machine, and it was made by a Programming Media 2 class at UCLA. Is it more or less bizarre than New York's new Sequoia/Dominion ImageCast voting machines? A Rube Goldberg machine is a deliberately overengineered apparatus that performs a very simple task in a very complex fashion, usually using a chain reaction.
From the UCLA class website:

Rube Goldberg Machine above
From the UCLA class website
"THE VOTING MACHINE was an experiment in democracy carried out by a group of 20 students at UCLA's DesignMedia Arts school in the Spring of 2008. The students worked together for 8 weeks to produce a fully functional voting machine comprised of 20 individual modules." (posted on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at 2:17 pm and is filed under UCLA DMA )

Sequoia/Dominion ImageCast below

Which is more complex? Or are they about the same?

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