THE DATING MACHINE
Professor: Michael Meredith
Team: Andrew MacMillan, Akira Ishikura, Sharon Xu, Robert Becker
Location: Princeton School of Architecture
The date machine, examines the conventional dating typology through the lens of the speed dating format. Here, the date begins when the two users are seated at the machine. The force of one user displaces the other, shifting the position of a central self-levelling table. The users must then negotiate disparate forces to comfortably create a space for dating. Speed Date proposes that through physical movement and equilibrium, a new dynamic emerges between the two users, one which expedites the experience and reveals more to the users than a conventional and stationary dating setting would otherwise convey.