Walking is cool. Bikes are fun. But this invention which sort of does both is just unsettling.
These mesmerizing gifs are, quite literally, the stuff of nightmares. Strange, lovely nightmares.
Some of these moving, biomechanical bird sculptures look like they're about to take flight, while others resemble bizarre Muppets made over in metal. But one thing that they all have in common is that they are deeply satisfying to watch, with possibilities for special effects and industrial design alike.
Thijs Rijkers' Suicide Machine kinetic sculptures have just one purpose: to work toward their own destruction. His videos invite us to empathize with mechanical devices that don't have any human characteristics.
The animated GIF is a medium born of the digital age. But this artist's mechanized flipbook project is a combination of frame-by-frame animation and kinetic sculpture—an infinite loop for a simpler time.
We love watching Theo Jansen's kinetic sculpture strandbeests walk about in real life, and it's not hard to imagine them as real, sentient creatures. David Lance agrees, bringing Jansen-like robots to CG life in his beautiful short film The Future Forms of Life, in which prancing robots promenade through a city, and…
Regular sculpture: kinda boring. Moving sculpture: considerably less so! This mesmerizing 20-minute video showcases sculptor Nemo Gould's portfolio, with all pieces created from found and salvaged materials. That huge squid one is perfect for my front yard. I'm sure my neighbors will love it. [Laughing Squid]