Theo Jansen on his passion for developing strandbeests into ever evolving creatures

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, Jul 3, 2020
Theo Jansen, Percipiere Primus, 2006
Theo Jansen, Percipiere Primus, 2006

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A sculpture. One that looks like a mutated massive animal, but not quite. It has volume of a body, multiple legs, sometimes a tail end...but above all, it walks! There is no electric power, stored or direct, that makes kinetic avatar of the form come alive. Strandbeests (Dutch term that translates to ‘beach beasts’) are creations of Theo Jansen. He first began working on the mechanics of this almost six decades back. The kinetic structures are propelled with wind and Jansen calls them ‘artificial life’. The complex design is intricately assembled.

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Kumar, Rahul. “Theo Jansen on His Passion for Developing Strandbeests into Ever Evolving Creatures.” STIRworld, 3 July 2020, https://www.stirworld.com/inspire-people-theo-jansen-on-his-passion-for-developing-strandbeests-into-ever-evolving-creatures.
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Kumar, Rahul. “Theo Jansen on His Passion for Developing Strandbeests into Ever Evolving Creatures.” STIRworld, July 3, 2020. https://www.stirworld.com/inspire-people-theo-jansen-on-his-passion-for-developing-strandbeests-into-ever-evolving-creatures.
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Kumar, R. (2020, July 3). Theo Jansen on his passion for developing strandbeests into ever evolving creatures. STIRworld. https://www.stirworld.com/inspire-people-theo-jansen-on-his-passion-for-developing-strandbeests-into-ever-evolving-creatures
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@misc{Kumar2020Theo, journal = {STIRworld}, title = {Theo Jansen on his passion for developing strandbeests into ever evolving creatures}, url = {https://www.stirworld.com/inspire-people-theo-jansen-on-his-passion-for-developing-strandbeests-into-ever-evolving-creatures}, author = {Kumar, Rahul}, date = {2020-07-03}, year = {2020}, month = {7}, day = {3}, }