In New Zealand, modified washing machine enables pop-up discos

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Making creative use of empty space is something that has been tackled by Renew Australia, a scheme connecting artists with unused buildings. Now New Zealand-based Gap Filler is aiming to do something similar with its Dance-O-Mat, a modified washing machine that can turn any space into an impromptu disco. Following the damaging 2011 Christchurch earthquake, a number of dance studios became unusable. As one of its many projects facilitating creative use of community space, Gap Filler decided to modify a portable washing machine that can play music for half an hour when NZD 2 is inserted into the slot. A…

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