Rapid-prototyped mechanical works by Alex Schlegel

Alex Schlegel from the US has an interesting portfolio. He makes works in between digital, the net and mechanical works. This here are two works of "mechanical movements". They are rapid-prototyped studies of works from Henry T. Brown's 1868 published book Five Hundred and Seven Mechanical Movements.

The fluid and surprising motion make me really curious to dig deeper into the history of things. Alex found this words for it:

I think mechanical devices such as these are appealing on an emotional level because they are alive (where "life" is elegant movement that follows rules), but they are a form of life that we can understand in its entirety.

Tags: rapid-protoyping, history, research, study, art, cyberpunk
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