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Little Slave

My first exploration of arcade games as a medium. I wanted to create an experience that was the antithesis of the conventional game experience, emphasizing stillness and having a meditative mood. I built a mannequin into a conventional arcade game housing. When a user inserts a coin, a light comes on, and the mannquin begins to shake. There is a single button on the front of the box. Pushing it causes the mannequin to stop shaking, and a looping tape with sounds of bells and mules being driven is played. After a few minutes, the machine shuts down and awaits the next coin.

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