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Theo Jansen's Walking Sculptures

05/03/2007 1:48 PM

Have a look at these videos of Dutch artist Theo Jansen's amazing wind-powered walking sculptures. The natural-looking motion of these strange machines looks both beautiful and eerie!

http://www.glumbert.com/media/kineticsculpture

http://www.strandbeest.com

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05/04/2007 12:02 AM

This is neat svengali, thanks for sharing it with us.

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05/04/2007 9:56 AM

Wow! That is cool!

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05/04/2007 11:22 AM

That was amazing. The last one on the video looked like a herd of elephants.

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05/04/2007 5:32 PM

Hi svengali. That was the best that I'v seen in years. Spencer.

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05/04/2007 8:55 PM

Glad everyone enjoyed Jansen's sculptures. They still amaze me no matter how often I see them. Yes, the last one's movement definitely resembles an elephant. One of the other walkers reminded me of crabs. Nature provides great inspiration for the mechanics of walking -- evolution has been working on the problem for millions of years.

Could Theo Jansen be the re-incarnation of Leonardo da Vinci?

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