Hand-crank automata simulates water ripple

I've posted previously about Reuben Margolin's beautiful large kinetic wave sculptures. Inspired by Margolin's work, Dean O'Callaghan created this exquisite tabletop hand-crank automata mimicking the ripple effect of a droplet falling into water. (Thanks, Jean Hagan!)

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  1. It looks to me like it's being played backwards in that video, if it is meant to be a water ripple.

  2. I hate to use the word 'pretentious', but it fully applies to this video. The 'mystical' music and lengthy shots lead to the viewer thinking that the mechanism is somehow confusing, rather than being explanatory and encouraging the viewer to ACTUALLY "adapt, create, deliver" as the very briefly screened tagline at the end would imply is the intent.

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