We’ve entered an age in which parties, meetups, meetings and dates have moved online to Zoom or other platforms. It’s great we have the technology to connect, but there are times when Zoom meetings can go on and on. But how to make a graceful exit?
Leave it to Marina Fujiwara, a self-proclaimed designer of “useless machines.” Her latest invention is a distinctly DIY “loading circle machine for escape from Zoom.” Let’s see it in action:
— 藤原 麻里菜 | Marina Fujiwara (@togenkyoo) April 29, 2020
There you have it: a foolproof way to exit any boring Zoom meeting with no hard feelings.
Check out Fujiwara’s other inventions, including a computer mouse that refuses to do work and a string telephone for talking to herself. Genius.
— 藤原 麻里菜 | Marina Fujiwara (@togenkyoo) April 27, 2020
— 藤原 麻里菜 | Marina Fujiwara (@togenkyoo) April 7, 2020
Meanwhile, here’s another, slightly more practical COVID-related invention from Japan.