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Inspired by the tradition of gestural painting in art, this mechanized system uses muscle contraction data to produce a creative output.

The project is an exploration of agency in an artwork, and what it means for an artist and their work to be mediated by a machine. The drawing mechanism is built with two servos which give a pan and tilt effect, activated in real-time by an EMG sensor picking up arm muscle contraction from the user. Using anatomical movement as a catalyst for movement, the act of drawing brings up questions of intention and control in creativity.

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