The Wind Beasts

For the past fifteen years, Theo Jansen has been creating (growing?) "beach animals" made from commonly available tools like plastic tubing, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, hose, tape, and all sorts of other stuff. Wired News did a pretty good article on Jansen earlier this year.

Login to rate this video.

You can place this video on your website by inserting the (X)HTML code below:

Options:
pixels
pixels
Embed code:
<iframe src="https://www.snotr.com/embed/320" width="400" height="330" frameborder="0"></iframe>

You can email this video to your friends by entering their addresses below:

Your information:
Recipients:

add Add another recipient

Human verification:

People who liked this video also liked

AtmosFear freefall tower at Liseberg Gothenburg in Sweden
I Can't Taste Anything
1087 Days in Just 15 Minutes - Growing Plant Time Lapse COMPILATION
Colored balls elevator. Particle fluid. Music. Molecular Script. Video 4K
2019 Tasmanian Tiger Photo
Budgie Balancing Trick

Comments

13 comments posted so far. Login to add a comment.

Expand all comments

Picture of balushia2 achievements

+5 1. balushia commented 17 years ago

He's such an inspiration...
Picture of acantoni30 achievements

+9 2. acantoni commented 17 years ago

The engineering skills for this are impressive, thumb up!
Picture of iura_boss2 achievements

+1 3. iura_boss commented 17 years ago

i realy dont know who is singing...
but you can hear it from this link :D
http://calendarsongs.com/mp3/February.mp3
Picture of calendargirl1 achievements

+2 4. calendargirl commented 17 years ago

the music is incoherent mumble train's remix of 'february'. you can listen to it here: http://www.calendarsongs.com/. very lovely wind beasts!
Picture of wantu24 achievements

+3 5. wantu2 commented 17 years ago

cool
Picture of Nick5 achievements

+2 6. Nick commented 17 years ago

Wow... just wow. I love his mix of impressive engineering with compelling and beautiful art. He matches them so fluidly, it almost seems lifelike at times. I would certainly love to meet him, and perhaps catch some of his creations up close in person. :)
Picture of dominions3 achievements

+1 7. dominions commented 17 years ago

This is incridble :O . I'm constantly amazed by some people's imagination and ability.
Picture of dukuta1 achievements

+2 8. dukuta commented 16 years ago

impressible
Picture of Mix32 achievements

+2 9. Mix commented 16 years ago

Dutch :) , And i'm proud of it ;)
Picture of chloebug2 achievements

+2 10. chloebug commented 15 years ago

COOL
Picture of Dirtynonon7 achievements

+3 11. Dirtynonon commented 15 years ago

That is awesome, that could be a weapon of war.
Picture of NathaneM40 achievements

+3 12. NathaneM commented 15 years ago

OMG, this guy must be funded for some bigger projects.
Picture of d3vill0ck30 achievements

+5 13. d3vill0ck commented 13 years ago

With a bunch of sticks he made the most lifelike movement sequences. Anybody know more about this man? I'd like to get my hands on some blueprints :(|)