Not for the faint-hearted….a fascinating clip on the work of Dutch kinetic sculptor Theo Jansen who has created his own brand of beach creatures. With over twenty years of arduous work under his belt, Jansen started by pulling his ‘offspring creatures’ up into the wind, then gave them propellers and wings/sails to increase their running power. The commentator on this clip notes that: “through hours of experimenting and trial and error, Theo’s designs are becoming more and more independent”.
Jansen’s own conclusion?
“What I have found about this experience of making new forms of life is that you discover all the problems that the real creator must have had creating this world”
And these are not even thinking, autonomous beings! See Beach Creatures