February 3, 2009

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Making Things Move

Flying Pig Movements and Mechanics:
Animated index of motions and translations of motions

Cornell Kmoddl library
Movies of many kinetic mechanisms that produce more sophisticated, gestural motions

January 31, 2009

Peter Fischli and David Weiss: The Way Things Go

"Der Lauf Der Dinge (The Way Things Go)" by Peter Fischli and David Weiss (Matthew Marks Gallery, Wikipedia, Tate Modern (2006)): a masterful example of how to translate various forms of energy (potential/gravity, chemical, heat...) to various forms of movement (slide, turn, walk, rise, launch, ...).

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Arthur Ganson: Kinetic Sculptures

Arthur Ganson's work regardless of what you may think of its aesthetic value, is an exceptional reference for making things move.

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January 28, 2009

Laban Movement Analysis

Laban Movement Analysis, named after French/Hungarian dance artist and theorist Rudolf Laban.

The diagram below outlines the Laban categorizations of movement analysis.