An Education examines observations about toys, commercials, marketing strategy, and education, connecting contemporary life to children’s development through interrogating the interplay of toys, machines, and set design. An Education casts doubt on the educational purpose compiled into children’s toys by manufacturers and marketers and considers the potential introspection created when toys are displayed in a window, and integrated with machinery. By assembling the bouncy balls with slinkies, and setting up a fan on the side, Lana turns each unit of the installation into a performative object. However, all their activities are confined to the same space. Liveliness is an illusion created under the influence of machines.