echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
feb 28, 2014

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
all images courtesy of echo yang

 

 

 

for ‘autonomous machines’, designer echo yang asks ‘what could happen…in a world in which obsolete machines like hand-powered alarm clocks, walkmans and mechanical toys take center stage?’ in an experiment with old technologies and new, yang has taken a series of various everyday items and hooked them up to mechanisms, which allow them to create artworks on their own. attaching a paint-soaked q-tip to the edge of a chicken tin toy — which spins in an infinite circular pattern — generates a repetitive, vibrantly colored dotted illustration; a pen secured to the edge of a spinning walkman’s wheels draws a concentric design; paint applied to vacuum cleaner brushes brings about an abstract formation. 

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art created by the chicken tin toy

 


autonomous machines – tin toy
video courtesy of echo yang

echo yang programs walkmans, shavers + vacuums to create autonomous art
the walkman at work

echo yang programs walkmans, shavers + vacuums to create autonomous art
output drawing from the walkman

 


autonomous machines – walkman

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
wind up clock

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
drawing done by the wind up clock

 


autonomous machines – wind up clock

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
using the electric shaver

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
art made my electric shaver

 


autonomous machines – electric shaver

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
hand mixer creating art

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
hand mixer output

 


autonomous machines – hand mixer

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
vacuum cleaner

echo yang programs everyday obsolete machines to create autonomous art
vacuum cleaner art

 


autonomous machines – vacuum cleaner

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