Attack of the Strandbeests!

Originally developed by Dutch artist Theo Jansen, Strandbeests are kinetic sculptures that look like spooky, self-propelled undersea creatures. Two sculptors in Portland, Oregon, Mike Page and David Lansdowne, have recreated the leggy "beest" out of wood. Here it takes its first dainty steps. 

Jansen is profiled in the New Yorker this week, and you can see the Strandbeest in action in this segment by the BBC:

For more work by Mike Page and David Lansdowne, visit http://www.d-o-t-u.com/. 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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