Clockwork Dolls That Can Paint

For hundreds of years, the Japanese have been making mechanical puppets called Karakuri ningyŨ. In this short documentary, you can see little clockwork dolls performing back-flips, painting calligraphy and shooting with a bow and arrow.

[via William Gibson’s twitter feed]

Mechanical 4 Letter Words

I suppose sometimes words do not fail us, assuming they are mechanically driven and illuminated.

Four Letter Words from Rob Seward on Vimeo.

Or maybe when it’s sliced up and reprojected on an iPad in front of a long exposure.

Making Future Magic: iPad light painting from Dentsu London on Vimeo.

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