Blendie is an interactive, sensitive, intelligent, voice-controlled blender with a mind of its own. Materials are a 1950s Osterizer blender altered with custom-made hardware and software for sound analysis and motor control. Machines influence self-conception, expression, social perception, and perception of responsibility or action. By accessing and vitalizing the interplay of people and machines through custom interaction design and psychotherapeutic techniques, a social awareness is brought out and individuals are invited to reinvent their own existence.