i agree with pogo...make our own is an awesome idea, cds, tshirts, postcards, mags, frisbees!..all these things could fit in it!
they have one of these machines in the ica in london, the 'art' we got out of it was kinda crummy though..
but imagine if we made our own crazy giant one! it could be our robotic shop?... lets get ebaying!
also other things we should buy are:
video camera and shotgun mike and clip mike and tripod..
couple more good computers (for art, video, sound recording)
book binding equipment for forest publishing
badge making machine
large A-frame ladder (to reach ceiling in cafe easily)
small library budget is good idea (for zines and books)
Maybe it could work? But it will be a kaleidoscopic blend of mysterious shadows and rainbow hued-dreams seen through compassionate tears.