Friday, October 24, 2008

Theo Jensen - Kinetic Sculpture experts inventing Wind Powered Monster

This Dutch's scientist is also an artist who uses a very light materials like plastic electrical conduit tubes and builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals and are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. Jansen is dedicated to creating artificial life through the use of genetic algorithms.

According to his website (Strandbeest.com):

"Since about ten years Theo Jansen is occupied with the making of a new nature. Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic material of this new nature. He makes skeletons which are able to walk on the wind. Eventually he wants to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives".

This video shows presentation by Theo Jansen himself

1 comment:

Gadgets & Gizmos said...

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