.@josephhercher’s Rube Goldberg machines

The New York Times writes about Joseph Herscher, an artist in Brooklyn who specialises in making all kinds of Rube Goldberg machines. His latest one is a page turning contraption that is definitely more elaborate than a couple of his other works that also gained some recognition, namely Creme That Egg and La Macchina Botanica at the 2011 Venice Biennale.

One of my favourite pastimes is reading Make magazine so obviously I was rather amused by Herscher’s work. Rube Goldberg machines are just one of those things that may be pointless to some, yet I think that the creativity that is required to make them is key  to foster a society that breaks new ground – one that invents as much as it innovates.

HT Divya Rajan of Sound Horn Please

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