Public health experts have been pounding society on the head for years and years now: Cigarettes are bad for you. Nothing good comes of smoking. With that in mind, why not let a machine take the cancer-bullet?
Via Design Boom:
"The Smoking Machine features a small device made from brass that most prominently features a ramp of cigarettes. Each cigarette is gravity fed onto a holder, where it is lit and slowly smoked by an air valve that is electrically driven. As the gears turn, the cigarette slowly disappears until only the filter is left. the machine then ejects the cigarette and ashes onto the floor below, loading the next one into the holder."
Ok, so you're missing out on the pleasure of nicotine. Your deep cigarette cravings are not really solved. But whatever the concept of the piece may be (humor? habits? the conversion of daily tasks to the "mechanical"?), Norweigan artist Kristoffer Myskja has created a truly curious machine.