Neverending Drawing Machine, 2010
Baltic birch wood, large metal wire storage bins w/frames, felt, computers, projectors, , cameras, buttons, custom electronics and creative collaboration software
26 x 42 x 36 inches (each creation station)

This work is attributed to "David Robert, Edwina Portocarrero, Michelle Chung and Sean Follmer".  Ashley Moore and Edwina Portocarrero are featured in the "Never-Ending Drawing Machine" video.

This work was privately exhibited to Carla Rinaldi, Italian pedagogista and president of Reggio Children, on May 25th, 2010 during the MIT Media Lab's Diagonal Thinking symposium.

The Neverending Drawing Machine (NEDM) is a paper-based platform that blends physical and digital techniques for story creation, the delivery of seeded, participatory learning experiences and experiments in cooperative authorship. It allows asynchronous viewing and physical editing of shared content at a distance. It can auto-document creative collaborations between remote collaborators anywhere in the world (with internet access).  NEDM is an open-ended platform for co-creative and collaborative play.  Its' design was conceived in response to the increasing popularity of tablet (iPad) apps for children.  One of the NEDM's goal was to uphold the importance of real-world material exploration and messiness whilst leveraging the possibilities of a shared, networked, collaborative digital medium.

With the NEDM, players can embed voices and soundtracks into their stories, draw over spoken narrative or collage digital and analog content. The interface maps premade digital media and newly captured analog content onto specific pages in the oversized paper sketchbook used as the primary interface.  Bi-directional capturing and transmission of media to a connected creation station permits co-editiing of the same page. Captured images are archived and displayed as a new layer over previous content on any other creation station, collocated or at a distance. The Never-Ending Drawing Machine is also a display and communication platform.