Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg – Inspiration for the Holidays

As we are fully in the holiday season, here is a little gift of inspiration.

Some of our favorite concepts and experiences – ones that, to us, always reflect a bit of alchemy – are Rube Goldberg devices. We recently came across this latest version by 2D House, a Toronto-based photography studio.

It’s a wonder we don’t see more of these in our museums and science centers. Here’s an idea: We would love to engage with someone on a Rube Goldberg exhibition. Imagine the “tinkering” space that could be added to this type of exhibition.

Lets have a Rube Goldberg movement

We hope you enjoyed this video as much as we did. By the way, want to see more? Take a look here at some of 2D House’s other work inspired by Rube Goldberg.

Happy Holidays for 2012 from alchemy studio

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3 Responses


  1. Posted December 23, 2012 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Fantastic ideas for all occasions. Thanks for sharing. I love these.

  2. Posted December 30, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink


    This is very cool—thanks for forwarding.

    Have you seen the Animated Machines of Arthur Ganson at the MIT Museum?

    Here’s a taste:

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