The Hours Gracefully (and Vaguely) Tick By On This Ballet Clock

If your average work day feels like an un-choreographed dance of chaos, perhaps this graceful wall clock will bring some peace of mind while you wait for five o'clock to roll around. The Dancing Wall Clock's hands have been replaced with segments of a ballerina, resulting in an endless series of poses and pirouettes… » 7/18/14 7:20pm 7/18/14 7:20pm

This Robotic Camera Will Make You Feel Like Part of a Ballet Performance

Watching ballet on TV doesn't provide nearly as satisfying an experience as seeing it performed in person—at least using traditional filming techniques. Director Tarik Abdel-Gawad has taken a radical new approach to capturing footage of a ballet performance, using a motion-control camera on a robot arm that's been… » 7/18/14 4:09pm 7/18/14 4:09pm

These Mesmerizing Photos Capture Dynamic Ballet Dancers in Midair

Ballet dancers have an uncanny ability to give gravity the finger while effortlessly doing things with their limbs that normal folks will literally *never* be able to manage. Oftentimes their maneuvers are too quick to catch with the naked eye, but Jesus Chapa-Malacara has managed a sweet way to show every step from… » 8/15/13 1:23pm 8/15/13 1:23pm

The Nutcracker March As Performed By Warehouse Automation Robots

Seeing as we don't specialize in moving boxes around in a gigantic warehouse, we're less than familiar with KIVA Systems and their little orange go-bots. However, when you program anything mechanical to dance to the The Nutcracker March, our interest goes through the roof. What can we say, we love ballet—not to… » 12/17/07 6:30pm 12/17/07 6:30pm