Doing some randomg digging around teh interwebz on Strandbeest projects. I came across this article where Theo Jansen is interviewed.
There are several videos on the Internet that show them: a savagebeest walking through the Exploratorium Museum of San Francisco, a strandbeest bike parading in the Solstice Parade of Santa Barbara or even a strandbeest umerus moving through the snow in a Christmas episode of The Simpsons issued in 2016. All have been inspired by the famous strandbeests or animaris (by animal and sea) created by the Dutchman Theo Jansen (1948): figures up to 12 meters long, made up of plastic tubes, nylon threads and adhesive tape, who have the ability to walk on their own thanks to the force of the wind.
“It’s true, some people – and mainly students – have reproduced these creatures,” says the artist. “When manufacturing them, they believe that they are just having a good time, but what they really do is generate them. I have clearly dreamed of his self-reproduction, but I need millions of more years for that to happen,” he adds, laughing.
Is Theo Jansen himself aware of the strandbeest bike project? I’m not sure. I hope so. That would be amazing.
Here are some random youtube videos where the strandbeest bike has been featured…
- 14 Weirdest Homemade Bicycles YOU MUST SEE
- 20 CRAZY BIKES THAT YOU HAVE TO SEE TO BELIEVE
- [Hindi] 12 Strange Bicycle !! 12 अजीब साइकिल
- 10 Weirdest Bikes In The World || Crazy Bikes || Unusual Bikes || weirdest bicycles ||