Strandbeest Evolution

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Each spring, artist Theo Jansen releases his latest batch of wind-driven kinetic sculptures — known as Strandbeests — on a Dutch beach. This video compilation shows some of the newest strandbeests, including a variety of flying strandbeest. I find their motion mesmerizing. Some stroll, some undulate, some galumph their way across the the sands. Given their size — much larger than a person and often weighing 180 kilograms — it’s amazing to see them driven entirely by the wind through their sails. (Video and image credit: T. Jansen; via Colossal)

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