"Academics Find Formula for 14 Extra Years of Life" (2008)
Academics Find Formula for 14 Extra Years of Life was made in response to a headline printed in a British daily newspaper. The piece for the Clockwork Gallery attempted to translate this headline into its numerical equivalent. The formula was devised by taking government guidelines for health, and relies on the following six inputs (note that you will only get ‘14’ as a result if you stuck to the government recommended amounts of each):
A= units of alcohol consumed per week E= hours of exercise taken per week F= fruit and vegetables consumed per day C= cigarettes smoked a day G = gender: G=1 for women (F), G=0 for men (M) X Î [0,50] = Spark of Life.