Theo Jansen and his beasts

One of Theo Jansen's Strandbeest constructions.

One of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest constructions. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this amazing video we get an insight into the world of Theo Jansen and the process of building his Strandbeest.

According to wikipedia, he is :

Theo Jansen (born 1948) is a Dutch artist. In 1990, he began what he is known for today: building large mechanical animals out of PVC that are able to live on their own, known as Strandbeest. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car company (BMW) television commercial Jansen says: “The walls between art and engineering exist only in our minds.” He strives to equip his creations with their own artificial intelligence so they can avoid obstacles by changing course when one is detected, such as the sea itself.


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