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Automatic Party Popper

This machine plays with the users’ expectation of the way a party popper works: instead of getting instant gratification (an loud ‘bang’) from tugging sharply on the string, the user watches and waits as the machine slowly reels in a long string. Anticipation becomes tedium as the machine crawls slowly to a certain climax. Only once the revellers’ attention has wandered elsewhere does the insensitive machine produce a big BANG! that takes everyone by surprise.

Automatic Party Popper from Simon Cordery on Vimeo.