2007/09/24

Beasts walking in the beach

Flickr picture by pmo
BMW has been showing a beautiful commercial featuring the kinetic sculptures by Theo Jansen. This is its one minute version:

The art of creating creatures, a talk by Jansen, has been recently posted to ted.com. But, if you are curious about some of the fascinating technicalities behind Jansen's air-powered logic and mechanical design through genetic algorithms, an earlier talk at http://www.gelconference.com is a better choice (20 minutes):