Designer Transforms Old School Analog Devices into Autonomous Drawing Machines

Concentrating on projects that incorporate the repurposing of obsolete analog devices, graphic designer Echo Yang transforms wind-up toys, cassette tape Walkmans and wind-up alarm clocks into drawing machines capable of creating complex works of art. His latest project titled “Autonomous Machines” explores the algorithm inside the ordinary objects around us. Yang explains, “I see the mechanical system inside the machines as a unique language. Machines are produced, as they are demanded and required in particular circumstance or era, they act as a witness to history. By making use of the specific mechanical movement of a particular machine, I attempt to transform them into a drawing machines in the simplest way.”

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