The Wish Machine is a social sculpture—an interactive art work in the form of a retrofitted vending machine. Wrapped in a photo mural of a wishing tree from India, this newly commissioned work extends the wishing ritual into a multisensory experience. The wishes invoke a range of human desires: love, hope, peace, communication, happiness, and health. Since the act of wishing often pinpoints one’s desire for change, The Wish Machine has transformed public areas into spaces of reflection. The intention of the project is to promote peace and hope in our charged and challenging world.