Attack of the Strandbeests!

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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's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.

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