This fellow is a genius! Installation art at its highest!!
Some other links on making things and on kinetic art:
When I was in high school, all the boys were required to take a class in “shop:” first mechanical drawing, then wood shop, then metal shop. It was a a wonderful experience for all of us, regardless of our level of handiness or geekiness. Learning to imagine, design, and make things should be part of everyone’s education. It is good for you if you become a carpenter, plumber, or farmer. It is also good for you if you become an engineer, a software developer, or a mathematician.
I dedicate this post to my father, Glen Carlson. He taught me how to use my hands. I spent many happy hours in his shop.
zipTimer: an iPod/iPhone app for pacing piano practice, workouts, you name it.