Most times when people speak about evolution, they do so as if it’s all ended with modern man. Of course that’s chutzpah; the evolutionary force will do what it wants. There is, however, a Dutch artist named Theo Jansen who intends to push it along. He’s spent decades “fathering” (or creating, take your choice) a race of kinetic sculptures he calls “Beach Creatures.” They move by themselves, neither eat nor drink nor sleep, and, he hopes, will be able to survive by themselves, depending only for life and animation on the power of the wind.
You don’t believe me? Watch Jansen and his creatures here:
(and if you’re interested there’s a longer film, part of a TED talk, here):
Think about what you’ve seen —
And then check out this youtube from the 60’s of Little Eva doing the “Locomotion” — They could be cheerleaders fifty years early for the coming of the Beach Creatures!