(Pic) Vending Machine Gives People A Break, Literally

(Pic) Vending Machine Gives People A Break, Literally
Design

The Anger Release Machine by artists Katja Kublitz and Ronnie Yarisal gives people the satisfaction of breaking things for a small fee.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 28 december 2009

The problems of modern life are well-documented, from crises on a global scale – economic turmoil and environmental collapse – to those on a more personal level – malfunctioning electronic devices and overcrowded subways – meaning that even on the best days, maintaining a cheery outlook can require a complicated cocktail of different defense mechanisms. But when achieving this delicate mental balance becomes a stressful act in and of itself, we’re left with few adult choices that allow us to “act out” without turning too many heads.

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