Autonomous Machines by Echo Yang
"The current popularity of generative design processes in which designers use algorithms to create a variety of different outcomes, instead of focussing on one, definitive result is closely linked to the use of digital design tools. 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 hand-powered alarm clocks, walkman and mechanical toys take 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.”
Jon Jacobsen is a fine art photographer and retoucher from Santiago, Chile. With a degree in graphic design and multimedia communication, he started creating conceptual images nine years ago. His work contains graphic, narrative images utilizing symbolism and the surreal, and continues to evolve through fashion editorials and fine art photography. As a freelance photographer, he mainly produces fine art images, fashion editorials and portraits and collaborates with other talents, always with the desire of experimenting and pushing boundaries.