The TrinkeTron is a mobile performative installation invented in 2014. This artificially intelligent vending machines engages prospective customers in a deadpan robotic drawl, enticing passersby to insert $5. After a brief instructional rap, the bewildered customer inputs their preferences by engaging the unit's hexagonal knobs, and a custom-crafted packaged novelty pops out one minute later. The Trinketron produces keychains, fridge magnets, fashion pins, home decor items, figurines, bad jokes, and moments of fleeting material gratification.
Trinketron Press & Links
Trinketron features in this promotional video by Collective Arts Brewing from "An Honest Farewell" at Honest Ed's Toronto, February 2017.
Snap'd Magazine from Guelph Night Market Fall 2016.
Snap'd Magazine from The Art of the Brew Ha Ha Craft Beer Festival, Guelph 2016
"Making Art more accessible through humour and crap" Interview for The Ontarion by Dana Bellamy.
"Why Ryan Cassidy Rules by Terri, Ryan's Mom." Kazoo!Fest 2016 Promotional writeup by Terri McDonald.
"What it's like to attend a music festival during a mental breakdown." Honourable mentions in Eclectic Electric festival review in Chart Attack by Kristel Jax.
"We went to "The Other Big Apple" to Experience Canada's Weirdest Experimental Music Festival" VICE something-or-other includes a photo of us at the end.