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Drawing Machines: A Letter I Will Never Send

What initially piqued my interest in a text based conference project was the art that we made in class using scanners. Prior to experimenting with the scanners, I never really…

Drawing Machines: Zoetrope Reimagined

In creating my conference project, I went through so many failed experiments and confusing trials. It wanted my project to both look good and work well as a machine and…

Drawing Machine: Lockdown ‘Lathis’

My conference project was on datamoshing, taking inspiration from the works of Takeshi Murata. I took up my theme as the lockdown situation in India. There are always two sides…

Level Design: The Ship of Theseus Postmortem

The goal for creating the game of The Ship of Theseus is to extend my own ability to manipulate the complex game world, and its simplicity does not yet to…

Drawing Machines: Pixel Labs

For my conference project, I decided to experiment with pixel manipulation in Processing. I began by scanning in images of dried plants at very high resolutions and cropping in on…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

Glitch Art My introduction to machine-guided art involved the process of “glitching” images by manipulating their code to the point of indistinguishability. To work in collaboration with a machine by…

Drawing Machines: Three-Pendulum Harmonograph

Before experiencing Sarah Lawrence I had never taken an art class or pursued my interest in creative endeavors. I confined myself to things I knew I was good at such…

Drawing Machines: Found Machine

For my found machine project, I chose to use a large drill that I found in my garage. Throughout the course, I have been experimenting with rotational motion and wanted…

Drawing Machines: Found Machine

For this assignment, my machine of choice was a handheld mixer. There was nothing too fancy about my mixer, other than the fact that is plugs into an outlet and…

Drawing Machines: ‘I Am Here’

As a scenic designer and student of architecture, I work with many art forms that concern themselves with accurate and realistic depictions of space, but I did not think that…

Drawing Machines: Found Machines

by Sonia Simon My found machine is the motor of a clock. I’m not sure where the clock went but the motor has lived in my basement for over a…

Drawing Machines: Found Machine

The machine I chose for this project was a miniature, corded fan.  In initially examining my object, I could see that harnessing the energy of its centrifugal motion could make…

Drawing Machines: Found Machine

“You begin with the possibilities of the material.” –Robert Rauschenberg Growing up, special occasions were always met with balloons. My grade school birthdays were always some wild combination of colored…

Drawing Machines: Found Machine

My found machine was a coffee urn. I began the process by taking the machine apart. Initial ideas about about what property I wanted to use in the machine was…

Level Design: Xing-Over

Idea/Design For this LVL design project, I wanted to create an interesting universe inspired by multiple interpretations of the afterlife and the transient state in between. I also happen to…

Drawing Machines: Text Rain and go_crazy

My project was inspired by Camille Utterback’s Text Rain. Utterback works primarily in digital and digital interactive art. Her work ranges from being projected onto building to complex forms of…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

Glitch art was perhaps one of my favorite assignments that we had to take on during this course. This is because it wasn’t something that I was quite expecting to…

Drawing Machines: Scanner Camera

It was immediately clear to me the day I got my hands on an entry level Epson flatbed scanner that it was going to present a sort of new working…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

To begin with, I agree that there is an “art of machines”. It is a really modern art type that cooperates with advanced technologies. There are different philosophies about machine…