Minimum wage machine

Artist Blake Fall-Conroy has created a machine that reifies what it’s like to work for minimum wage:

man using minimum wage machine

The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage. For as long as they turn the crank, the user is paid in pennies as time passes. For example, if minimum wage is $7.25/hour (the current US Federal rate), then the worker is paid one penny every 4.97 seconds. If they stop turning the crank, they stop receiving money.