Thursday, June 21, 2007

theo jansen

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist and engineer who makes beach animals like the one above that are powered by the wind. According to his website, he once built a flying saucer that caused something of a commotion as it flew above Delft (Vermeer's home town).
He wants to let loose herds of these creatures onto the beaches of Holland.
A little bit freaky, but well swell.
Thanks to Tom for this.
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4 Comments:

At 12:28 pm, Blogger David said...

Thats pretty darn cool!

 
At 3:10 pm, Blogger Dreck said...

Gosh darn it, yes!

 
At 11:09 pm, Blogger David said...

I mean, golly, I wouldn't mind running into such a thing on a dark night. Maybe it could walk the Daschund?

 
At 7:12 pm, Blogger Dreck said...

More likely trample it to death...
It *is* really cool, though.
I'd love to see a herd of these and other animals stampeding across across an overcast and windy, deserted Tasmanian beach.

 

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