Art From Code: Under Control

We are living in an information age, where coding is becoming a basic skill for the younger generation. Still, I’ve been warned against venturing in the computational labyrinth, for voices constantly echoing in head: “it’s hard; you are going to…

Art from Code: Early Experiments

In my sophomore year, I took an Intro to Programming class in Python. The next semester I took a Data Structures and Algorithms course using Java, and I became hooked on coding. Coming into college, I was excited to pursue…

Conceptual Art: Finding a Form

My experience with “finding a form” began with a misunderstanding of the prompt. Originally, I had thought “Collect Evidence” was a call to make a work of conceptual art using the idea of evidence, rather than just compiling loose photos…

Art From Code: Bauhaus Clock

If I was asked what I thought about computational art in the past, because I knew absolutely nothing about it, I probably would have said that there is no artistic or creative skill involved in it. However, now that I…

Art From Code: A Funky Little Worm on a Funky Little Planet

My initial worries for this class came on the first day, where I struggled to unzip the Processing folder and almost accidentally factory reset my laptop. I’m not tech savvy, and already the realm of computational art seemed far beyond…

Conceptual Art : Finding a Form -Shuozhi Yin

When I first started to find evidence of my art work, my birthday was coming…..So I use my birthday to be my theme.

Art from Code: Time, Space, and Spacetime

I currently call the city of San Francisco, California home — although I spent most of my high school years in the Palo Alto/Stanford University area. Being from the more commonly known “Silicon Valley,” coding was and still is a…

Art from Code: Focus on the Past Collage

When the assignment of creating a collage was assigned, I knew immediately that I wanted to use old photos as the basis of the collage. What resulted was slightly unexpected and I was unfortunately unable to get parts of it…

Art from Trash: Sugarpills

This creation was inspired by the habit of compulsive eating, which is an aspect of my experience with OCD. One of the first questions asked in the class was “What are you obsessed with?”, so obsessive compulsive disorder seemed like…

Art From Trash: A Lot To Swallow

I’ve always liked to collect things, sometimes obsessively. Since I started taking birth control for my acne in 2018, I felt compelled to save the packaging. It amassed in a backpack in my closet over a couple of years, following…

Art From Trash: When I See You

A series consisting of five pieces emerged from inspired explorations derivative of the course. Beginning with two boards sawed from a discarded futon, an old journal, paper scraps and glass bottles, I set out with an obsession to manipulate the…

Art from Trash: Jellyfish

I’m saddened by the thought that there will soon be more plastic than fish in the oceans. For this project, I wanted to create something that would resemble a jellyfish closely from a distance but would be made of a…

Art from Trash: Tunnel Book

This class has opened my eyes up to many different ways to look at art and trash and has shown me that you can make anything out of anything. I have learned so many things during this course, such as…

Art from Trash: a cyborg from grandpa’s tools

My personal experience building the cyborg from trash connected me to my grandfather, Luis, who recently passed away. Luis worked for the City of New York as an electrician. He did all types of electrical repairs, maintenance, and installations within…

Art From Trash: (Look at Me)

The word that initially caught my attention when beginning this project was “obsession”. As I reflected on obsessions and obsessive behaviors of mine, I realized that even as a little girl, I put a lot of thought and effort into…

Art from Trash: Towers

The work that I have produced during this class is two structures, one reaching approximately twenty-five inches and the other measuring about thirteen inches tall. Beneath the outer layer of decorative trash, these structures are different sized cups, bottles, and…

Level Design: X-ing Over Post-Mortem

Ideas/Reflection on Process I thought about ten different ideas before settling on the concept for Xing-Over. I’ve always been a fan of games that take the player on a journey and transports them into an interesting and uncertain universe. In…

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 had any interest nor connection to text based art. In…

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 it was much easier said than done. As someone who…

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 to the coin and while the efforts and sacrifices made…