Earlier this year I was looking into making a new round of research, exploration and development around drawing machines. I would usually do this at home but this time it was very obvious I should make it at Blivande!
I rented a room in the heart of the Tau Studio (the house's makerspace) and I conducted a very experimental, collaborative, kids friendly and welcoming process. Some people showed up, many interesting conversations happened and we had a few workshop moments! In the end it was all about taking time to watch, listen and feel the relationship between hand and machine.
I had a 4 week plan:
- Simple drawing machines with Strawbees, Quirkbot and other household material
- Simple CNCs with cardboard and DIY electronics
- 3D Printers and AxiDraw
- “Exhibition” in the room (Didn't happen, though!)
Initial research and references:
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32OahWgtEbc (not drawing but excellent poetic!)
I kept a journal taking notes on what I tried, what failed, what I liked, conversations, keywords, ideas and much more here. There are also some documentation on Instagram.