THE VOTING MACHINE was an experiment in democracy carried out by a group of 20 students at UCLA's Design|Media Arts school in the Spring of 2008. The students worked together for 8 weeks to produce a fully functional voting machine comprised of 20 individual modules.

The modules communicated with one another through either physical or electrical signals which carried a vote through all 20 modules until its final destination where it was counted.

After many diplomatic and not so diplomatic discussions, two coalitions were established and the final form and function of the machine fell into place. On (date) the final product was successfully deployed in a race between two entirely conceptual political parties, THE DREAMERS OF DECADANCE and the REDESIGNING HUMANS PARTY.