Drawing Machines

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 interesting textures. Once I compiled six images, I began experimenting…

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 as sports and school work. Refusing to step outside of…

Drawing Machines: Progress of a Wild Cycloid Machine

In the beginning I stuck to the example of Joe Freedman’s designs of a cycloid machine. My method was a sort of replication; I liked the structure, the satisfying and crisp results of the movement of the arms and the…

Drawing Machines: the ether

My conference project began with wanting to make a piece of art that was meant to be experienced with your eyes closed. I wanted to send light through patterned cut outs that would make shadows on people eye lids. I…

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 decade. On of those items that you’re always afraid to…

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 heat, and steam, from the coils that are layered between…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

The objects appeared stretched, flattened, and twisted. I primarily used a metal wallet chain, which appears to have a liquid quality as it stretches through space. The scanner can make materials appear as though they behaving in impossible ways.

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

Glitch art is the practice of using digital or analog errors for aesthetic purposes by either corrupting digital data. One of my very first experiments under drawing machines was with glitch art. At first, the small changes I made didn’t seem…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

During my academic career, never did I think I would be engaging in group assignments with machines but doing so has been a joyous exercise in the medium of the unexpected. It is most often difficult to anticipate what contributions…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

To say that machines can not be a part of art, is to completely misinterpret the definition of art. I can not say what art is and what it is not because that would make me as hypocritical as the…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

My first experience with drawing machines was glitch art. At first I slowly made small changes, observing and then reacting to them as a way of learning. I found that this approach was too boring and tedious. I was not…

Drawing Machines: Early Experiments

Based on the amount of control an artist gives up in attempting to glitch an image paired with the end-result of a computer producing a nonetheless beautiful product, it gives weight in my mind that there is an art of…

Drawing Machines: Vision Machine

For my vision machine, I made a very basic zoetrope. With the long paper strip that has cut slits to provide the interrupted images to created the illusion of seamless motion. The strip is about 30 frames long, each about…

Drawing Machines: Immobilized Strandbeest

The final result of my conference work is the crippled strandbeest. The beest, created to be a kind of evolutionary step, is a husked body with the ability to move freely about. In the final chapters of our book, Brockeman…

Drawing Machines: Conference Project

The initial goal of my conference project was to apply Hans Haacke’s methodology to a drawing machine. His institutional critique and social critique seemed rather far removed from the relatively simple drawing machines that we had been creating thus far….

Drawing Machines: Strandbeest

The Strandbeest was created by Theo Jansen to be an evolutionary creation of humans. These self sufficient simple machines are able to go on their own theoretically forever provided the right conditions. The way the machine is reliant on the…

Drawing Machines Conference Work

My conference work was based off the work of my artist, Bolognini. He made machines that drew images no one could see so I thought about who the drawing were intended for and came up with an inspired sketch of…

Drawing Machine: Conference Project

My conference project is based on David Rokeby’s idea about the relationship between machines and humans. He is good at exploring and bestowing machines’ ability of reaction. In other words, machines can respond to people’s behaviors. Thus, I created this…

Drawing Machines: Resistance

When I first started to think of what I wanted do for my final conference project, something that really interested me was gears. I definitely wanted to incorporate gears into my project somehow. Whether that be the gears are part…

Drawing Machines: Exploded Munari

“Personally, I thought that instead of painting squares, triangles and other geometric forms which still had a realistic feel…it might be interesting to free abstract forms from the stasis of paintings and suspend them in the air, joining them together…