Strandbeest Evolution: a new form of life

Visit and lecture by Dutch kinetic artist Theo Jansen

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5pm, Hawking Auditorium, Physics and Astronomy -- SOLD OUT

An additional lecture is scheduled for 12:30 pm, Rudder Theater. No tickets necessary.

Theo Jansen has devoted his body and soul to creating a new life form over the last two decades. His Strandbeests (Beach Beasts) look so organic and real that from a distance they can be mistaken for the immense skeletons of prehistoric dinosaurs. Nonetheless, they are made of basic materials such as plastic tubes or sticky tape. With no need for motors or any kind of technological aids, Jansen manages to make these creatures come to life; they only require the force of the wind and beach sand. Engineering, biomechanics and art blend together in the surprising work of Theo Jansen, scaling the concept of kinetic sculpture to new heights. More...

Co-hosted by the Institute for Applied Creativity, the Department of Visualization, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and The George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy


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