Theo Jansen ( Scheveningen, 1948) wants to make 'life' and he figures the best way to do it is from scratch. As a scientist-
Theo Jansen always had an utopian vision of the procreation of his strandbeests. It would involve feeding tubes to the animals in order to create newstrandbeests. Reality has run up with fantasy, because the strandbeest did procreate, although Jansen did not notice it at first. Youtube is full of descendants, often created by schoolteachers and students., who all name Theo Jansen as the 'father'of their creation.
At Theo Jansen University presented at AKINCI; procreation has become even more rapid with the introduction of 3d printing. Bo Janzen and Tim Bentley are faithful disciples of Theo Jansen who show the result of the transformation of zeros and ones into matter. Ad Lakerveld is another follower who is investigating the leg mechanism and has found a new combination of lengths of the tubes. Finally, the Japanese designer Shigeru Nagaoka has created a mini-
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