1. I—S—O—P—T
  2. MIT Shape-Change
  3. Mission patch for TSFSR
  4. APAP(3): Designs for Exhibition
  5. APAP(2): Digital Archive
  6. APAP(1): Identity
  7. Aesthetics of Automation
  8. TED Fellows Retreat
  9. Copenhagen Wheel Identity
  10. Change of State
  11. Projection for ICP Event
  12. A+–xB Workshop
  13. Medium is the Same
  14. Roadshow: Korea
  15. Clyfford Still Museum Proposal
  16. Status! Status! Status!
  17. Trans-Cntntl Poking Machine
  18. Absentee
  19. OPT Working Title
  20. MIT Media Lab Identity
  21. Tribute to Mandelbrot
  22. AGWF
  23. Subcurrents
  24. Trash Track (BalkTalk@MoMA)
  25. Study: Additive Circle
  26. Manual: The Manual
  27. Paul Arrives
  28. The Password
  29. Study: Additive White
  30. Clockwise
  31. MFA 2010: 1st Yr Exhibition
  32. Making Do 3
  33. 16×16: GDMFA 2009
  34. Oh Yes ’09: 2nd Yr Exhibition
  35. Thesis Helmet
  36. UG Senior Exhibition ’08
  37. Study: Indiscriminateness
  38. Thoughts on Printing
  39. Being Bothered
  40. 50 Words in Relation
  41. Study: Pointlessness
  42. Justification
  43. A Hundred Days at 8pm
  44. Double Standard
  45. If I Were You
  46. Undergrad Comp. Exhibition
  47. 2 ½ Years of Vocabulary
  48. Alcatraz: poem by Sharon Olds
  49. Climate Crisis on Djibouti
  50. Real: 9/11/2007
  51. The System: Mapped Out

Aesthetics of Automation

Graduate level course offered in Fall 2013, at New York University, ITP, based on the curriculum developed for the previously taught course at Bauhaus Weimar. Aesthetics of Automation is a full-semester studio exploration. Student works are documented, printed and bound to a book.

From Movable Type to the Internet, our desire to automate the work has been a major driving force behind many technological advancement. Thanks to these technologies, we are living the world that is extremely efficient and scalable, but as a result, we became alienated from the process of making. Often, we find the process humanly impossible to comprehend, due to our lack of sense for such scale or complexity.

In this fast-paced studio/theory class, we will try to dissect the world of automation and understand its implications. The work to be produced during the course will be a direct outcome of such effort, with its topic include: repetition, abstraction, scale, data, privacy, security, and power structures, etc.


Aaron Cohen, Alana Abbitt-Mcgregor, Eojin Chae, Hannah Mishin, Jing Zhao, Michelle Cortese, Omer Shapira, Mack Howell, Yang Wang, Yucef Merhi, Jorge Brake

Guest Lecturers:

Taeyoon Choi, Chris Woebken, Jean-Baptiste Michel

Class offered in Fall 2013, at New York University, ITP
Course Wiki

Photography by Ahrong Han


Earlier project:
TED Fellows Retreat

Later project:
APAP(1): Identity