The idea started from a conversation with Rachel Berger, how circles are organic and rectangles are artificial. Circles are easy to find in the nature but rectangles are hardly seen. Also, the circle was the easiest thing to draw when thinking about drawing a shape with machines. So the simplest setup to draw circles (spirals) was set up to explore possibilities of the spiral drawing-machine and hopefully find an answer to the rectangles.
Toy RC Car and Lego Mindstorm with Sharpie
Yale School of Art, Fall 2008