One of the most original and innovative artists I have ever seen is a kinetic sculpture artist from Holland named Theo Jansen. His thoughts about using genetic algorithms to create a new nature of roaming artificial life on the beach make for an interesting topic of conversation. Wired Magazine even has an article about Theo’s mechanical sculptures, and the pictures and videos of the beach animals are a unique site to behold.
I am truly inspired by the perspective of Theo Jansen, and respect his ideas about artificially created life. And the beauty of his kinetic sculptures is an impressive feat of human imagination, made real by combining an expertise in engineering and art.