August 12, 2012
Pulse Machine is an electromechanical sculpture made by Alicia Eggert and Alexander Reben that will live for approximately 78 years.
This electromechanical sculpture was born in Nashville, Tennessee on 2 June 2012, at 6:18 PM. It has been programmed to have the average human lifespan of babies born in Tennessee on that same day: approximately 78 years.
The kick drum beats its heartbeat (at 60 beats per minute), and the mechanical counter displays the number of heartbeats remaining in its lifetime. An internal, battery-operated clock keeps track of the passing time when the sculpture is unplugged.
The sculpture will die once the counter reaches zero.