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7.1.08

Had a dream last night...

or was it a nightmare?


Is this Theo Jansen
a genius or what?

From YouTube:
For the past fifteen years, Theo Jansen has been creating (growing?) "beach animals" made from commonly available tools like plastic tubing, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, hose, tape, and all sorts of other stuff.

Jansen is evolving an entirely new line of animals: immense multi-legged walking critters designed to roam the Dutch coastline, feeding on gusts of wind. Over the years, successive generations of his creatures have evolved into increasingly complex animals that walk by flapping wings in response to the wind, discerning obstacles in their path through feelers and even hammering themselves into the sand on sensing an approaching storm.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Karl McCracken said...

Just beautiful! Actually, not just beautiful - a little unnerving too.
Thank you for sharing this.

8/1/08 06:10  

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