menu

Living Sculptures

Living Sculptures
Arts & Culture
Dan Gould
  • 2 june 2008

Dutch artist Theo Jansen creates beautiful kinetic sculptures that “live” on the beach and use wind power to walk. Named “strandbeests”, they move in a fluid manner that’s incredibly lifelike. The creatures also have a degree of intelligence built in. They can sense when they have reached predetermined boundaries, either the water or the dry sand, and walk away from the edge back to the wet sand area they inhabit.

While we’ve written about Jansen’s ‘strandbeests’ before, his recent speech at the TED conference [below] inspired us to share his lovely creations again.

+culture
+Design
+Science
+USA
Trending

PSFK 2017 Conference: Announcing Our Initial Speaker Lineup

Advertising
Debriefs
PSFK EVENTS
Design & Architecture Yesterday
Augmented & Virtual Reality Yesterday
No search results found.