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Artsy mobile engineering

Spring is just around the corner, which means we can all start pulling out the bicycles, unicycles, skateboards, or whatever other man-powered wheeled vehicles we use and start ped-ing our way around town.

For some inspiration, here is a spread of photos and ideas from the 2008 Bike Kill Festival held last fall in New York, NY. Some are functional, some are fun, all require an artistic viewpoint and some engineering know-how, and possibly a blowtorch. What fun! My favorite is definitely the boot-bike.

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Beth Kelley is a writer and researcher with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.