TEDxDelft – Theo Jansen – A new breed of beach animals

Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist and kinetic sculptor. He builds large works which resemble skeletons of animals that are able to walk using the wind on the beaches of the Netherlands. His animated works are a fusion of art and engineering; in a car...

Symphony of Science – the Quantum World!

A musical investigation into the nature of atoms and subatomic particles, the jiggly things that make up everything we see. Featuring Morgan Freeman, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, Brian Cox, Richard Feynman, and Frank Close. ...

Fluid Sculpture – Science and Art Integration

The concept of STEM to STEAM continues to catch on across the country. Regardless what many short sighted members about the value of arts education, they miss the point. Art is a key element in producing well balanced approches to STEM. The sheer nature of...

Amazing Magnetic Art Sculpture – Where Science and Art Dance

Ferrofluid is a very interesting material originally developed by NASA it has now found itself been used for a whole range of devices including dampers for controlling and stabilizing large building that move around in the wind. Whats also amazing is that they have such...

Theo Jansen’s Strandbeests

Kinetic sculptor and artist Theo Jansen builds 'strandbeests' from yellow plastic tubing that is readily available in his native Holland. The graceful creatures evolve over time as Theo adapts their designs to harness the wind more efficiently. They are powered only by the wind and...

Engineering vs. Liberal Arts: Who’s Right—Bill or Steve?

When students asked what subjects they should major in to become a tech entrepreneur, I used to say engineering, mathematics, and science—because an education in these fields is the prerequisite for innovation, and because engineers make the best entrepreneurs....

Academic Connections to the Real World

Perhaps not surprisingly, many dropouts are brilliant, and might thrive if truly challenged with a curriculum that is not only "real world" but worldly in the sense that the subject matter allows them to explore the outer reaches of their mind, the outer limits of...

Theo Jansen – Animaris Rhinoceros

This post was inspired by Weezie H. from Colorado, the Animaris Rhinoceros Transport creation is a type of animal with a steel skeleton and a polyester skin. It looks as if there is a thick layer of sand coating the animal. It weighes 2 tons...

Kinetic Engineering with BMW (South Africa) – Defining innovation

The beauty of Art and Engineering when they come together is magic.  Shot in the Netherlands utilising the moving sculptures of world-renowned artist Theo Jansen, this commercial, entitled "Kinetic Sculptures" forms part of a broader campaign which serves to highlight BMW's market leadership in the...