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June 24, 2008 and The websites show flexible constructions and objects by the sculptor Nikolaus Weiler.
June 18, 2008 Mondoskop - a mechanical, theatrical project by the Workshop of Accidental Research
June 15, 2008 AION - World's largest Rolling Ball Clock realised by Sinnwerkstatt GmbH (CH) and Markinetic (NL)
June 10, 2008 The bubble machine by Erich Wetzel provides fragile "balls".
April 21, 2008 Bernie Lubell (USA): interactive wooden mechanical installations. The visitor is invited to engage with the machines bodily and mentally. See some video impressions of his exhibition „Humana ex Machina“ together with Ganson, Jenkins and Barsamian, 2007 in Fullerton, Cal.: Bow shooting boy: Japanese complex mechanical toy (producer GAKKEN), available as kit or completely mounted. In „Tracker Rocker“ from Brad Litwin rolls a ball through a circle track with helpful mechanics. With the keywords Quadrapult, Octapult, Rotapult or Tetra Cycling you can find some other exciting works of this artist, who is a wonderful blues and ragtime musician too.
Legomaniac Mario, Spain, was highly inspired by Brad Litwin. See the „Ball launcher“: Some other outstanding nearly philosophical works you can find with the keywords Sin Fin I and II and Lego Marble Carousel.
February 19, 2008 light- and airobjects by Frank Fierke (art|cybernetics and air.bjects)
January 26, 2008 Handmade contemporary automata by Philip Lowndes
January 22, 2008 Kinetic sculptures and automata by Chris Fitch
January 3, 2008 Rolling Ball Sculptures and kinetic art by Steven Fleury Unpowered Walkers and Hoppers by Peter Steinkamp. He's experimenting with passive dynamic motion.
December 9, 2007 Gina Kamentsky revised her website in preparation for a big show coming up next spring at the Fuller Museum in Massachusetts. A rolling ball device by Pedro Jara shows three RBS made by Dave Rector The Robot Factory by Serge Jupin, a French sculptor currently living and working in Paris and London. shows currents work by Gary Schott, metalsmith, jeweler and kinetic artist living in the US Kinetic sculpture by Donald Gerola
September 18, 2007 Rolling Ball Sculpture No.14 by Stefan Grünenfelder got sold to the Rolling Ball Museum in Korea! Automata made by the Japanese artist Kazu Harada Mirko Siakkou-Flodin shows how to get a huge steel ball out of the garage. Other works and the Robot Ball Run are exhibited on his website
August 14, 2007 Kinetic sculptures or wind driven meditations created by Scott Tyler The website of the Estonian artist Tom Altnurme also shows kinetic sculptures The media artist Aram Bartholi uses candles to build huge screens. For videos click on and Uli Winters designs and constructs coin operated machines.
July 3, 2007 Tim Bullock designs and sells a range of card automata.
June 23, 2007 Click on Beeldende Kunst for kinetic objects by Karin ter Waarbeek
June 9, 2007 Obsessed with fitness? Than have a look at the "Ego Machines" by Charlotte Petersen. For the video click on Kinetic and other projects by Robert Wechsler This video shows the folding chair "Flexible Love"
June 6, 2007 The Saatchi Gallery has always aimed to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by established international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK. Lots of pictures taken by Chris O'Shea about the big CMT Kinetica Show in London and about other museums and exhibtions Mechanical theatre and water automata in the Castle Hellbrunn in Salzburg A range of wooden automata designed by Eric Williamson A huge machine by Erich Schatt - all of it made of wood! Kinetic wind sculpures by Paolo Uliana A constructional ball run toy from England
The latest books in the media list
„Automaten in Kunst und Literatur des Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit“, hrg. von Klaus Grubmüller und Markus Stock, 272 Seiten, 93 Abb.s/w, Wiesbaden 2003
„Automatenspiele“ , Bd.9 der Reihe Homo Ludens, Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Verlag Katzbichler 1999
April 27, 2007 Dream Castle is a rolling ball installation on behalf of Museum Heidegg designed and constructed by Herbert Elias Bättig.
April 26, 2007

Now available! The video about the mounting
of the Rolling Ball Sculpture in Amman/Jordan

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March 31, 2007 Contemporary folk art automata by Bud & Suzanne Richards
March 26, 2007 ... a new ball run construction toy. William Dubin's Mechanamorphic Sculptures got a new web adress.
March 23, 2007 Kinetic sculptures, crazy machines and lots of fire by Lance Greathouse
March 08, 2007 Some news on the pages of Michael Sommer ! F.e. on page 11 about the Partnership of Puzzlement and on page 13 you'll find a very special Mobius Helix device.
February 10, 2007 Automata by Lira Hernan from Argentina Probably the smallest automat! Miniature Automata by St. Leger Automata by Wanda Sowry. She likes to work in different colours of natural wood.
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