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Automaten was a private club (2001-2004), conceived and initiated by a group of media-space artists with the aim of preserving automated culture and encouraging the artistic analysis of automation. The clubroom in Berlin-Mitte was a fully automated bar, where a remodelled and reprogrammed coffee automat controled the door, monitored the room and run an audio-video jukebox, which provided sounds and images by D/VJ's for free. Members let themselves in by swiping a magnetic card at the door. Inside the 35-square-metre space Euros could be exchanged for 'Automarken', the automaten currency, snacks and gadgets obtained from a variety of vending machines. Additionally the space featured highspeed wireless internet connectivity and a onsite terminal. Automaten was running a website available to its members.