MIT Museum
Mechanical Art
Other Whimsical Creations

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A strobe light "freezes" two seemingly smooth columns of falling water to reveal their otherwise unseeable pulsations
As you walk by, the lovely holographic girl blows you a kiss!

This rotating derrick, immersed in a pan of oil, scoops up a bucketful on each revolution, then.... itself a bath
Scraps of paper are made to flap slowly up and down, seem to fly like a flock of birds

The chair pivots on the end of a freely articulated balance beam;  the carpeted platform under it is shuttled back and forth by a driven crank.

Whenever the beam dips to a low enough level that the cat collides with the chair, the chair leaps into the air, spinning, thus jumping over the cat.

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