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Art January, 10 2012

Kinetic Art: The Page Turner by Joseph Herscher

An incredible Rube Goldberg inspired piece of machinery, Brooklyn based Joseph Herscher has created an incredibly complex and convoluted  page turning system. A ‘kinetic artist’, this is one of many wildly pointless but brilliant inventions from the part time app designer. “Machines that use complex chain reactions to complete mundane tasks. Some of Herscher’s effects here are subtle in their brilliance. He often creates small loops where his devices refer back to earlier steps, for instance the final state of step 25 is also used again as part of step 30.” Colossal has more.

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