Every now and then Geek Native finds a Strandbeest story. It just goes to show just how Theo Jansen’s designs are reaching people. This particular strandbeest turns you into something of a centaur-strandbeest, adding hind-legs powered by a household drill and letting you scoot around the street. It doesn’t look like an entirely smooth ride […]
Anti-zombie designs: Walking house model built from LEGO
Inspired by Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests LEGO builder Jason Allemann created this walking LEGO platform. I watch this video and think of houses in a post-apocalyptic zombie future. Zombies suck at climbing and tend to be slow. Ideally you’d want a fast place to live that was high up. Of course, your actual anti-zombie house would […]
The Future Forms of Life
Theo Jansen’s kinetic sculptures, Strandbeests, have been featured on Geek Native before. I’m sure they’ll be featured again. This is an animation inspired by the Strandbeests. David Lance’s look ahead to the future and the worry that we might succeed a little too well when it comes to alternative life.
Impressive LEGO Strandbeest
Are you familiar with strandbeests? They are a strange mix between art and engineering. The Strandbeest is the creation of Dutch artist Theo Jansen who has “evolved” the design over the years. He said; “Over time, these skeletons have become increasingly better at surviving the elements such as storms and water, and eventually I want […]