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12 JANUARY 2014

Theo Jansen's Strandbeest Evolution

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Simon Perkins
12 JANUARY 2013

Visualising The Future Forms of Life

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20123D3D animation3ds Max • 5D Mark II • After Effectsanimal locomotion • Audrius Vaitiekunas • autonomous creature • David Lance • Dovydas Augaitis • Eugenijus Konstantinovas • Jonny Cox • Justas Cekauskas • kinetic sculpture • Laurent Shen • legslocomotion • Matchmover • MD2 • mechanisms • Mocha • primitive logicrobot • Steve Teare • Strandbeestssynthetic-life • The Future Forms of Life • Theo Jansen • Tomas Dobrovolskis • V-Rayvisual effects • Vytautas Jundulas • walking machinewalking sculpturesZBrush

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Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2010

Stelarc: The Body is Obsolete

"Stelarc is an Australian artist who has performed extensively in Japan, Europe and the USA – including new music, dance festivals and experimental theatre. He has used medical instruments, prosthetics, robotics, Virtual Reality systems and the Internet to explore alternate, intimate and involuntary interfaces with the body."

(Contemporary Arts Media)

Fig.1 Stelarc (2005) 'The Body is Obsolete' DVD & CD–ROM

Fig.2 Stelarc (2009) 'Stretched skin' type C photograph, 120.0 x 180.0 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Scott Livesey Galleries

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2005 • alternate interfaces • artistartworkAustralian artistbodycorporealcreative practicedeviceengineeringexoskeletonexperimentalhypothetical questionsintimate interfaces • involuntary interfaces • motion prosthesis • movement performance • muscle • nervous systemperformanceperformance artperformance artistprostheticsrobotic artroboticssculptureservo • Stelarc • telematic • transhuman • virtual bodyvirtual realitywalking sculptures

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Simon Perkins
17 NOVEMBER 2008

Theo Jansen: Strandbeests

"Dutch artist Theo Jansen has been working for 16 years to create sculptures that move on their own in eerily lifelike ways. Each generation of his "Strandbeests" is subject to the forces of evolution, with successful forms moving forward into new designs. Jansen's vision and long–term commitment to his wooden menagerie is as fascinating to observe as the beasts themselves.

His newest creatures walk without assistance on the beaches of Holland, powered by wind, captured by gossamer wings that flap and pump air into old lemonade bottles that in turn power the creatures' many plastic spindly legs. The walking sculptures look alive as they move, each leg articulating in such a way that the body is steady and level. They even incorporate primitive logic gates that are used to reverse the machine's direction if it senses dangerous water or loose sand where it might get stuck."
(Wired News)

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Simon Perkins
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