Saturday, February 5, 2011

Delivered by Theo Jansen's Strandbeests - Wallace & Gromit's World of Invention Episo...

Saved from my own gloomy old business and evil mind chatter by the wonder of invention. Bless all the dreamers. xo

18 comments:

Robert the Skeptic said...

Wow, what remarkable creativity. I would think that these concepts would have implications for planetary exploration, using the energy of the winds to move. Remarkable.

Antares Cryptos said...

It is amazing how images of creativity and innovation can change our moods in an instant.

This made me think of ancient and recent automatons. Search Youtube, there are even some made out of PAPER. :) Hex bugs are fun to watch too.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Robert - I was stunned by the video...how have we not seen this everywhere? Oh, that's right. It's art or something for which much of the world seems to have no words. There do appear to be great possibilities.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Antares Cryptos - Having grown up visiting La Brea Tar Pits, it made me think of the skeletons there coming to life. I can see the automaton connection. And it did change my mood and my outlook in an instant. I can't thing of anything that would have been more effective.

Antares Cryptos said...

Marylinn, I have a nice collection of truly amazing videos on creativity, which I will share.
The segregation of the Arts and Sciences? Not on my blog. :)

February is a busy month, but numerous posts are percolating in draft form...

grrl + dog said...

clearly,
he is driven to create them,

a life's work, sort of.

beautiful to watch and slightly scary too.

Kass said...

What a god of a man!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Antares Cryptos - Since there is science connected to all aspects of existence, I don't know how it could be segregated, though I know that is the treatment it sometimes receives. This video's brevity was part of what caused me to watch it, then the content overtook me. Looking forward to your posts.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Denise - They amazed me and yes, they do have a life of their own. It is unsettling to see creation on this level.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Kass - There are creators who seem to rise above, aren't there? He is certainly one of them.

KleinsteMotte said...

What a keen understanding of motion and mobility in the face of the beach winds and the sand. And the clue came from a creature found nearby. Recreation led him to new insights. Thanks for this post.

Marylinn Kelly said...

KleinsteMotte - You are welcome. Once I saw this amazing work, I knew others would also be captured by such a combination of, would it be engineering? and pure fantasy.

Claire Beynon said...

Where would we be without dreams, Marylinn? Our own, and others. What a visionary this man is. The mind and the imagination boggle and salute. Thanks for taking us to his beach. Love, Claire xo

Antares Cryptos said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARYLINN!

Wishing you good health, good thoughts and boundless creativity.

May your pencils stay sharp, your watercolors ready and your paper invite new friends ;)

Best.

Marylinn Kelly said...

Claire - I so happy that we've all be able to meet the remarkable man and run along the sand in the wake of his creations. Dreamers and our/their dreams. xo

Marylinn Kelly said...

Antares Cryptos - Thank you so much. What fine wishes to fill the days and the imagination.

Karen Mireau, Founder of Bio.Graphia said...

Most marvelous . . . thank you for sharing this!

Marylinn Kelly said...

Karen - You are so welcome. I thought it was extraordinary.