Weilun Yang

There is a close connection between the use of digital design tools and the current popularity of generative design processes in which designers use algorithms to create a variety of different outcomes, instead of focusing on one definitive result. This development has changed our perception of design as the creation of the single author. What could happen when the approach fostered by digital generative designers would be applied to an analogue world? A world in which obsolete machines like a hand-powered alarm clock, a Walkman and all kinds of mechanical toys took centre stage? My experiments in this domain of obsolete machines reveal their internal algorithms. Instead of creating these algorithms, I simply adopt and then visualize them.

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Graduation project, 2013