Design

Strandbeests

Evolving new species

Dutch artist Theo Jansen has created a new species, named “Strandbeests”. The creatures can walk completely unassisted, taking power from the wind to move their spindly legs. The full TED video explains the mechanism, but basically the creatures’ flapping wings capture the wind and pump air into old lemonade bottles, which move the legs. The […]

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How are designers and engineers tackling their current responsibility to participate with nature rather than control it?

This (rather long) title is the topic I have chosen for my Design & Technology study. Yes, it may need reworded. Currently the world’s population is at over 7 million, and continues to grow every second. If you go to this link: http://www.worldometers.info/world-population/ you can literally watch the world grow before your eyes. Scary! It makes […]

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