Rachel Jacobs, The Prediction Machine

  • 21 July 2015 - 14 July 2015

The Prediction Machine is a new interactive artwork that marks ‘moments of climate change’ in our everyday live based on an end of the pier fortune telling machine.

The Prediction Machine tracks local weather live at a weather station on the roof at FACT, combined with projected temperatures for the year 2045 and predictions written by local people. Turn the small dial to put in your age. The hand crank powers the machine. Keep turning the handle to watch the messages on the screen and receive your prediction from the slot below…

Rachel Jacobs is an artist, researcher and co-founder of the award winning artist-led company Active Ingredient.  


Rachel has worked with bio and environmental sensors, and mobile and locative technologies to make interactive, performative, artistic interventions. She has a doctorate in Computer Science and currently works part-time as an Impact Fellow at the Mixed Reality Lab / Horizon Research Institute at the University of Nottingham.