Automaten had an ongoing program of guestautomats, exhibitions, lectures and screenings, which address, reflect and speculate on the use and implications of automation and technology in society. First guestautomats were a vintage ATARI video game machine from the 80's and an interactive, soundgenerating household ladder. Talks have included a lecture on 'Computer Interfaces and Design' or a presentation of 'digital shelters'etc. Live sets and narrowcastings of D/VJ's complement the program series. Members started to use the space for their own ideas: meetings, internet-workshops, birthday parties, etc.