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September 27, 2004 7:29 AM   Subscribe

Theo Jansen makes strange creatures that prowl beaches, powered by the wind [.avi]. "Not pollen or seeds but plastic yellow tubes are used as the basic matierial of this new nature." - Strandbeest. [via Tipping The Sacred Cows]
posted by Blue Stone (12 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

 
As featured on Mefi back on aug 13, 2002 and Dec 6, 2002.

Amusingly, the post from Dec 6 mentions it being mentioned before.
posted by warhol at 7:52 AM on September 27, 2004


I searched for a few different permutations of strandbeest, (which is included in both previous mentions) using both the google and mefi searches, and got back nothing, nada, zip, bubkis. Someone might want to look at that.
posted by Blue Stone at 8:07 AM on September 27, 2004


Despite the fact that I remembered the original post(s) when reading your FPP, Blue Stone, my immediate reaction wasn't "double post!" but "I remember that, it was wicked cool!".

So hopefully there will be some folk who never saw it back in '02 and will get a chance to look at these crazy things for the first time =)

Of course, 'double post!' was my second reaction. But I try not to be mean about it, so...;)
posted by cyrusdogstar at 8:18 AM on September 27, 2004


If you search "theo jansen" it's there.
posted by wsg at 8:18 AM on September 27, 2004


Kind of cool stuff, after reading the post I was thinking of the guy from American Beauty who films the plastic bag in the wind but this far, far cooler.

If he hasn't taken these to Burning Man yet then he really needs to make plans to go. Then again, so do I.
posted by fenriq at 8:30 AM on September 27, 2004


Double post, but a beautiful one. Thanks for reminding me of this!
posted by Shane at 9:22 AM on September 27, 2004


odd, I simply searched for "strandbeest" and found the hits. I did need to change the scope of the search from "the last year" to "since day one".

Ah well. No biggie.
posted by warhol at 2:35 PM on September 27, 2004


Still nifty for those of us who were busy those days and missed the FPPs, tho. The sandcastle is dead, long live the Beestie!
posted by DenOfSizer at 6:17 PM on September 27, 2004


I am so friggen tired of people calling out 'double post!'

Seriously, it smacks of assholeshness.

Cool post, whether I caught it in 2002 or not. Which I didn't.

Thank you.
posted by geekhorde at 7:47 PM on September 27, 2004


cool, but creepy.
posted by amberglow at 7:51 PM on September 27, 2004


that scene in american beauty tries too hard, simple vehicle or not
posted by Satapher at 11:46 PM on September 27, 2004


Ach... warhol ... er ... I guess I maybe should have had a look at that. :o/
posted by Blue Stone at 8:05 AM on September 28, 2004


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