Wood that works

David C. Roy is a crazy-brilliant artist who creates “Wood That Works” — wall sculptures composed of interlocked wood gears that move and shift in hypnotic patterns. They look like the inner guts of extraterrestrial watches. Check out his page here and you can see Flash animations — and actual video — of these things in motion. If I had about three grand kicking around, I would so get one of these.

(Thanks to Boing Boing for this one!)

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I'm Clive Thompson, the author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better (Penguin Press). You can order the book now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells, Indiebound, or through your local bookstore! I'm also a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired magazine. Email is here or ping me via the antiquated form of AOL IM (pomeranian99).

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