These Kinetic Bird Sculptures Will Leave You Completely Mesmerized

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. » 12/16/14 3:00pm 12/16/14 3:00pm

These Suicide Machines' sole purpose is to destroy themselves

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. » 10/19/13 9:00am 10/19/13 9:00am

Watch the mesmerizing dance of the kinetic spider robot in this…

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… » 7/29/12 10:30am 7/29/12 10:30am