“Technology is the answer, but what was the question?” — Architect Cedric Price, 1966
In June 2019, Svenja Prigge of Posterwomxn did this interview with Yehwan Song.
The relationship between form, affordance, content & user; the website as container.
The website as classroom, archive, generator
Graphic design in the post-digital age – A survey of practices fuelled by creative coding is available as an online experience here and was published as a book by Onomatopee.
On her website, Soyun Park, one of the co-creators writes: A Collective Booklet for Computational Women (2020) is an open document project on google sheets to share stories of women with their machines. Any women can create their own sheet to share their photos and the stories they hold about their computers. It is created to protest against the stereotype and to empower our passion towards technology. Please feel free to add yours on the sheet.
Chapter 1: Practice
March 26th 2022
Yehwan Song is a coder and designer based in Seoul, South Korea. She comes to digital technology with a sharp, critical eye, and investigates the many knotted ways in which tech shapes our creative practices. Her work pursues multiplicity rather than consistency, and challenges the notion of user-friendliness and efficiency online.
Yehwan Song gave a talk on March 26th 2022, for the Symposium day of the Post Design Tangle, Chapter 1, which had the theme Practice. It took place at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm, Sweden.
General footnotes and moments that brought thoughts to mind throughout the talk are: Posterwomxn’s 2019 interview with Yehwan Song, 19:36, 27:52, Graphic Design in the Post-Digital Age (which also tie in with Elias Hanzer’s talk) and this Collective Booklet for Computational Women,