Rube Goldberg

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The GSA Library’s books had a starring role in the festivities for the official opening of the Reid Building: they were used in the dominoes section of a Rube Goldberg machine that wound its way throughout the entire building.

Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist known for his illustrations of complicated and convoluted  machines designed to perform relatively simple activities. Creative practitioners from across the School collaborated to create our very own Goldberg machine, set off on its journey through the building by a welcome tweet from representatives of students past, present and future. A mouse-trap device of cause and effect, it was built and operated by students, tutors and cleaners, and included helium-filled balloons, unfurled banners, two mice, an ascent up a driven void, and GSA Library book domino rally.

You can watch the Rube Goldberg machine is action here (36 minutes in)

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