For his Master's Thesis, Echo Yang worked around the notion of generative design. He chose some machines from our daily lives and modified them to create drawings and paintings. Echo Yang writes:
" The proposal is about bringing more awareness to the algorithm inside the ordinary objects around us".
Using pencils, charcoal or paint, the automatic movements of these objects are revealed to us. Besides the visual quality of the drawings, it raises interesting questions about what can be considered as art and what can't, but also about the status of machines around us. Are they only machines? What happens if we look at them from a different angle, if we slightly modify them?