The Promises Machine

Rachel Jacobs 2015 - ongoing

The Promises Machine presents a scientific explanation of the projected climate data, informing how The Prediction Machine makes predictions, and reveals a graph depicting 100 years of minimum and maximum temperatures for the local area. We are invited to write and submit our own promise or wish for the future, in response, and sign up to receive regular updates about our prediction and how close it might be to coming true.

Courtesy of the artist. The short videos, or Predictions were produced in collaboration with members of FACT’s Digital Ambassadors Group.


Sustainable oak; steel; cables; iPad. Dimensions: 135 x 32 x 40cm


The New Observatory
June 2017 – October 2017 at FACT, Liverpool

Data Types

Environmental, Geospatial, Identifiable, Open, Processed, Retrieved, Static, Temporal

About the Artist

Rachel Jacobs is an artist, consultant, researcher and co-founder of the award winning artist-led company Active Ingredient.The Prediction Machine has emerged from Active Ingredient’s previous project ‘Timestreams’. Rachel is currently an Associate Researcher/Artist in Residence at…
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