My up-cycling project aesthetic will be Cybernetic Punk. It focuses on a hectic state of being terminally online, with motifs such as chaotic wires and cables, old computers, and confusing symbols and jargon. I choose this aesthetic for 2 main reasons. One is that I have a host of old circuit boards, wires, and electronic components at my disposal. The other is that I find this aesthetics commentary on how harsh poorly designed digital and physical interfaces can be with our ever increasingly frequent use of modern technology. My up-cycling object will be a soldering iron table made of a combination of aluminum cans, old electronics and cardboard. I think this will be the ideal object to fabricate in the Cybernetic Punk aesthetic because the workspace itself is also bound to be haphazardly covered in various electronics during use.
“CyberneticPunk.” Aesthetics Wiki, https://aesthetics.fandom.com/wiki/CyberneticPunk. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.