– arduino, parasite
Critical Receipt Parasite (CRP) is an adapter that can be connected between a receipt printer and the register computer.
Once connected, the CRP manipulates the length of the printed receipt. The distance between the place of origin of the bought product and the location of the purchase is mapped to the length of the receipt. Customers are immediately made aware of the distance their product had to travel so they can buy it.
This project was part of my Diploma Thesis at the Berlin University of the Arts. More information can be found on the Mindful Artifacts project site.