Sunday, August 21, 2011

Theo Jansen

I've been following the dutch artist/kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen for a while now. If you don't know his work, it's incredible. He lives on the windy beaches of the Netherlands and has created large self-propelling beach wondering "beasts." Jansen has developed an air pressure system that helps propel the creatures after the windy beach weather begins their movement.

For a quick view of some of his creatures in action, check out this ad where BMW has somehow taken his brilliance and credited towards their brand.

If you have a few more minutes, in this TED video Jansen explains the technology begin his creatures

I just received an email in my inbox that Jansen has created a take home version. HOW COOL! Have your own little Theo Jansen creature on your desk at work or at home for inspiration. You can order your own here.

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