Monday, December 17, 2007

The Strandbeest





(Above: They're alive!)

I must admit--I have never seen anything like this before. Thanks so much to Cupcakedoll for sending the link.

For years, Dutch artist Theo Jansen has been using electrical tubing and plastic bottles to create artificial forms of life. (No, REALLY.) His wind-powered creations, which he calls Strandbeest (beach creatures), will someday possess simple brains that can help them avoid harm. (By telling them to keep away from the water and anchor themselves during storms.)

Jansen hopes that giant Strandbeest will eventually roam the shores of Holland in herds. That's something I would really like to see.

(Below: Theo Jansen introduces the Strandbeest. Well worth watching! More movies here.)


6 Comments:

Anonymous Maddi said...

That's INCREDIBLE!!!!
they look so cool and creepy and awesome!!!!

10:57 AM  
Blogger Spring said...

I saw that on the "Best of Youtube"!

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SAME ANANYMOUS
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Thats amazing

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Hazel said...

Weird!

4:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those "things" are sooo cool!!

5:37 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

WOW!!! That guy may be a bit crazy, but all geniuses are crazy! As soon as those things are 'roaming' on thier own, I am visiting Holland!!!

2:32 PM  

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