Film/Video/New Media · Performativity

A Traveling Rube Goldberg machine that “writes” and stamps postcards


Conveniently built in two old suitcases, Melvin the Mini Machine is a Rube Goldberg machine specifically designed to travel the world. Each time Melvin fully completes a run, he ‘signs’ a postcard and sticks a stamp to it – making it ready to be sent.

Like its bigger brother, Melvin the Mini Machine also has an online non-physical side which he uses to connect to the people he meets. To keep things truly mobile Melvin uses a smartphone for his online identity.

Find out more about Melvin the Mini Machine at melvinthemachine.com

Concept, design and production by HEYHEYHEY
Starring Steye van Dam
Co-production and support: PostPanic
Camera: Diderik Evers
Music: “The wonders of the world” by Woody Veneman
Editing: Ine van den Elsen
Sound: Joris Tillmans
Styling: Annemiek Swinkels
Programming: Maarten Witteveen
Clothing by Magda
Smartphone sponsored by Blue Mango Interactive

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