Autonomous Machines by Echo Yang Addresses Information Design

 - Mar 6, 2014
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Autonomous Machines by Echo Yang, a freelance graphic designer studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven, is an art project that revolves around mundane obsolete objects. From a tin chicken toy to a windup alarm clock and an old Walkman, each object has been hacked to become a drawing device. Whether that involves placing a q-tip in the grip of the chicken toy or a pen in the walkman, the resulting creations are surprisingly stunning.

Exploring notions of information design and modern generative design processes, Autonomous Machines by Echo Yang applies them in a more creative and nostalgic manner. She writes, "Instead, by showing how machines speak in their own language, based on their internal logics, the proposal is about bringing more awareness to the algorithm inside the ordinary objects around us."