Sunday, March 1, 2009

Geneva Drive

The products we use in everyday life are increasingly becoming plastic clam shells around an an unintelligible (at least to the untrained eye) array of green plastic, components, and LCD displays.  In such a world, I find it refreshing to see a mechanical device like the Geneva drive.  It's relatively complex geometry is perfectly attuned to it's function, and can easily be understood... 

If Gary Hustwit is looking to make another film along the lines of Helvetica and Objectified, might I suggest, Mechanism?

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