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Date: 04/29/08 09:03 PM

61 Responses to The Art Of Creating Creatures

  1. Profile photo of amaqdrinker
    amaqdrinker Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm
    Link: The Art Of Creating Creatures - Theo Jansen talks in-depth about the intricate design of his beach ``animals.`` Modern-day genius--a must watch.
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    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:11 pm
    this guy is awesome
  3. Profile photo of Ashwindow
    Ashwindow Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:14 pm
    those things are cool..
  4. Profile photo of patthebaker
    patthebaker Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:15 pm
    i wish they made mini ones that would be cool
  5. Profile photo of MadP
    MadP Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    Pure genius. Amazing how much can be accomplished when things are simplified...I mean, that`s not so simple that I could do it without years of study in physics and whatnot

    but wind, water, tubes, binding......nose, feet, legs, brain...beautiful.

    I`d like to see BMW use those concepts in a car one day. I`d buy it.

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    MagicMoose Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:24 pm
    thats amazing! but i cant help to think how many dumb people will hurt them by doing stupid things
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:32 pm
    http://sodaplay.com/

    Reminds me of that site completely.

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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:41 pm
    Theo Jansen is the modern day, who was, Galeleio? Davinci? I don`t know but he is a very creative man with a lot of skill. These beasts are wind driven, that`s insane. This must have taken a lot of thought to develop.
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    LleetLlama Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:43 pm
    Insta-fav as soon as I heard the TED-talks theme :D
  10. Profile photo of luke182
    luke182 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:44 pm
    those are really awesome. i think if i saw one and no one was around, i`d take it. haha. i`m a greedy bastard. (i wonder what it`s going to edit that into saying? haha)
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    luke182 Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:44 pm
    hmm... i guess nothing. lol
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:49 pm
    Not loading.

    *Tear*

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    NunuChan Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:54 pm
    Woaw, it`s awesome, that dude is a hell of a genius, make things simpler and better >.> Anyway it`s totally useless, but still awesome!!
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    grandmasterz Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 9:58 pm
    i definitely don`t think it`s totally useless. a lot of the concepts that he`s proving with this machine can be applied to bigger things. this really is an engineering marvel.
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    moquanman Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:05 pm
    Am I missing the point entirely or does building a bunch or self sufficient beach animals to roam the beaches and do nothing accomplish nothing. I mean I understand the importance of the technology as it might apply to other, productive things, but I just don`t see the point of having herds of those things roaming the beaches just surviving and nothing else. If they could teach them to collect trash stuff maybe they would have a useful purpose?
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    Mari-a Female 13-17
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:14 pm
    I`ve always thought these were the most impressive creations ... the fluid movement is really hypnotic, you know? Haha. and the fact they`re powered by wind is really interesting.

    i wanna ride inside one.

  17. Profile photo of Nazarene
    Nazarene Male 50-59
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    April 29, 2008 at 10:42 pm
    I wish someone would invent a "walking bycicle" that has legs instead of wheels.
  18. Profile photo of Zerro
    Zerro Male 18-29
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    April 29, 2008 at 11:11 pm
    Okay... so what is their purpose exactly?
  19. Profile photo of Kasu-Chan
    Kasu-Chan Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 12:53 am
    These are so neat. The technology that he`s creating to make them is going to do great things.
  20. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 1:58 am
    Calling them animals is drating stupid. There is little to no "technology" behind them.
  21. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 2:02 am
    I got to thinking how cool it would be if one of those "animals" ran over some poor little kid on the beach. Maybe there is some technology in them after all.
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 3:07 am
    I dont understand the point. Why is he doing this again?
  23. Profile photo of hehehenerd
    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2008 at 4:45 am
    i love the fact that hes combining art and science :D
  24. Profile photo of ayull
    ayull Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 7:29 am
    I think it`s premature to expect these things to have a purpose. It`s only a matter of time before someone finds an application for this new method of moving things from A to B. Think of other inventions that might have seemed purpose-less at first... the one that occurs to me is electricity - which was more discovered than invented I suppose, but was initially interesting but without much use. Where would we be without electricity now?
  25. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2008 at 8:52 am
    it`s art. it`s purpose is to make the viewer think and ask questions.
    why does it need to have some "real-world" application?
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    jetmark Male 30-39
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    April 30, 2008 at 8:53 am
    oh, and btw, Jansen is a genius. Love his work. Hypnotic.
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    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 11:05 am
    Is it me? Or does he sound like Christopher Walken?
  28. Profile photo of HybridSoulja
    HybridSoulja Male 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 2:04 pm
    and the point of this is????.......
  29. Profile photo of Red5TheFinn
    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    April 30, 2008 at 5:16 pm
    Do oyu guys know how awesome it would be if You saw those things walking on the beach whenever you went there.
    Real World thingy right there.
  30. Profile photo of ThursdayLark
    ThursdayLark Female 18-29
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    April 30, 2008 at 9:10 pm
    This is.. mind blowing. Wow. The possibilities of the technology if it was used as an alternative to the combustion engine...
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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    May 1, 2008 at 4:02 pm
    That`s spectacular. Too bad they can`t breed. =p
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    robock Male 18-29
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    May 2, 2008 at 6:20 pm
    and then one day these new life-forms will deny existence of a creator.
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    Chasya Female 18-29
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    January 6, 2009 at 1:47 am
    what in the f*ck is that Shyt...Plastic animals...Really use your time wisely and make a damn robot

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