Wind Mecha

November 3, 2010

Physicist and self titled Kinetic Sculptor Theo Jansen creates stunning intricate wind powered “creatures” mecha – that move on the wind and seem to have a life of their own. Since 1990 Theo Jansen has been occupied with the making of a new nature, not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the base construction material of this new nature. Eventually he wants to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives, perhaps at some future point they will recognize waste and dispose of it?

He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals which are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands…perhaps he is a visionary to new breeds of products that lurk but on the fringes of our current imaginations?  Imagine what concepts he could conceptualize for harnessing the power of solar winds as a potential future propulsion system?

“Aye…He would be good at that!”


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