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Clint Langevin

Clint Langevin

Toronto, ON, CA

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The Canterbury Wheel
The Canterbury Wheel
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THE CANTERBURY WHEEL

A pedal powered wheel transports the 32 pilgrims of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales from London to the Canterbury Cathedral, where its docking station awaits. 

Upon arrival the unknowing pilgrims are assigned a position on the scaffold based on their pedaling contribution during the journey.  The result reflects a new set of values associated with the emergence of the middle class in 14th century England.

http://www.captainsofindustry.ca/wheel.html

 
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Status: Demolished
Location: Canterbury Cathedral

 
a planetary gear system allows the wheel to move without every pilgrim pedaling
a planetary gear system allows the wheel to move without every pilgrim pedaling
conceptual sketch of pod unloading mechanism
conceptual sketch of pod unloading mechanism
conceptual sketch of pod unloading mechanism
conceptual sketch of pod unloading mechanism
at the scaffold the pilgrim's pods will be shuffled and assigned a position
at the scaffold the pilgrim's pods will be shuffled and assigned a position
15:00 - The pods ar unloaded from the wheel and sorted for reloading on the arm
15:00 - The pods ar unloaded from the wheel and sorted for reloading on the arm
16:00 - after realoading the pods, the pilgrims pedal to their assigned positions. the scaffold arms extend to recieve the exiting pilgrims
16:00 - after realoading the pods, the pilgrims pedal to their assigned positions. the scaffold arms extend to recieve the exiting pilgrims
merchants begin to occupy the scaffold
merchants begin to occupy the scaffold

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