Saturday, April 5, 2008

Playing GOD: Artist Theo Jansen
Creates Wind Powered "Life Forms"

----art + architecture + design--

There is simply no better word to describe the dutch artist Theo Jansen than "genius." The artist has spent the last 16 years creating kinetic sculptors that move on their own, propelled by either live or stored wind energy. He calls these creatures "Strandbeests"and they can be found walking the beaches of Holland.

Wired News referred to Jansen as a "self-styled god." We don't disagree. Watch the video above (brought to you by courtesy of the TED conference) to witness this truly amazing mind at work.

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