Engineering and Art – Kinetic Sculptures to check out

Wow! This artist, Theo Jansen, has just gotten in my radar. It really is something. I see that he was featured in a BMW ad so he should be really in the public eye a bit more now. How could I have missed it?

This YouTube video does a good job of showing his work:

I have always loved artists who use technology as part of their work. Da Vinci, Laurie Anderson, the Nikon microphotography annual exhibit that is hosted every year at the museum where I used to work. All are examples of the techy-feely spirit. Even Edward Tufte’s sculptures, while not necessarily as technical as Jansen’s, evoke a sense of technological aesthetics. Any type of creativity often fascinates me and when you appeal to my inner geek, well, so much the better.