2nd year projects – Experimental Practice Project 2, Drawing Machine

THE PROJECT: Collaborate in pairs to make a drawing machine.

A Drawing Machine is a device or system that produces “drawings without the hand of the artist”.

Our machine is all about the collaboration, the process; our collaboration is a metaphor for the machine and vice versa. We are using ultrasonic sensors to sense the presence of people and then driving a variety of things like lights and fans when people are present.

The fans cause ripples on water which is then projected on the walls and ceiling creating a ‘drawing”.

The drawing made by the machine can only occur when more than one person is present.