Whirligigs and Mechanical Theater
And for a historical perspective on these baubles, here's the link to an even longer YouTube video featuring hypnotic and intriguing (okay, disturbing) antique automata:
I am deeply saddened by the news of the museum's closure, and yet I couldn't stop smiling the whole way through that first video (where did they come up with such a perfect soundtrack?) The automaton shall never die... its whimsical spirit will carry it--spinning and buzzing and clapping and hopping--eternally in our hearts and minds.
7/28/2013 01:18:17 am
in our hopping and clicking minds and hearts...
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