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Andrea James

Andrea James is a writer, director, producer and activist based in Los Angeles. Her work often focuses on consumer activism, the free culture movement, exogenous mysticism, humor, and LGBT rights.

Trailer for Troublemakers: The Story of Land Art

The Land Art movement was part of the anti-gallery uprising of iconoclastic artists in the 1960s and 1970s. This new film by James Crump is an excellent primer, and it features the movement's largely-reticent voices, including Robert Smithson, Walter De Maria, and Michael Heizer.

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SunCalc: customizable data for the sun at any time and place

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SunCalc is a nifty site and app by Torsten Hoffman that allows visitors to enter any location and date and find out all the details of that day's local solar path:

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WATCH: Jurassic World in 90 seconds in LEGO

It only takes 90 seconds to tell the story how we wish it had been told.

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Which kid's slide is more disturbing?

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In order to out-gross the Dude Wipes post earlier this week, which inflatable kid's slide is worse? Goatse Dog, or Pervi Luigi?

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It's still hard to top this classic video for weird hilarity:

Mirrored Ziggurat melds earth with stairway to the skies

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Sydney's Underbelly Arts Festival included this cool Mirrored Ziggurat by Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad.

Inspired by the pyramidal structure of Ziggurat in ancient Mesopotamia, this installation offers a transformative view of the self. The Mirrored Ziggurat acts as a staircase, which seeks to connect nature with human beings and to create union of ancient history and today’s world. For Abedinirad, mirrors amplify this paradise, giving light; an important mystical concept in Persian Culture, and a medium creating an optical illusion.

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Spectacular, swirling custom-built stone walls and furniture

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Stonemasons Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl of Ancient Art of Stone elevate the art of stonemasonry with carefully designed and positioned decorative stone walls.

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Report: Xerox is now region-coding some DRMed ink cartridges

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German tech pub c't magazin reports that Xerox is now requiring customers not only to use their toner cartridges, but they even have to be from a specific region to work.

Reporter Georg Schnurer tells the story of Mattias, who bought a Xerox WorkCentre 6505DN for his small business only to learn that the device would not accept Xerox toner cartridges that could be bought cheaper in other countries. The device locked in on whatever region it detected on the first cartridge installed. Trying any kind of workaround or installing the "wrong" region-encoded cartridge will brick the device. (via Techdirt)

Image: CC by Isaac Bowen In B4 pedants... That's right, that image is not a Xerox toner cartridge, but it's a lovely CC-BY-SA image that is not DRMed by region.

WATCH: These gymnastic Japanese breakdancers will leave you breathless

World of Dance just held their World Finals in Los Angeles, and the breakout team in the Youth competition brought insane levels of energy and breakdancing precision to win their division.

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Dirty Kids: movie on “street” youth who find unlikely home at hippie Rainbow Gatherings

Over time hippie-inspired Rainbow Gatherings in the forest have become magnets for a new counterculture: homeless teens and young adults. Alice Stein's new film Dirty Kids explores the culture clash and commonality of the two free-spirited groups.

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WATCH: NSFW Camgirl Odalisque by Hugo Arcier

Hugo Arcier's Camgirl odalisque "aims to establish a connection between classical nude artworks, odalisque figures (such as Ingres’ or Manet’s), and the more contemporary vision that camgirls represent."

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3D printed chess set where each piece holds a tiny plant

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After this Bauhaus-inspired pattern from XYZ Workshop is downloaded and printed, each chess piece is designed as a mini-planter.

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Millionaire fined after using children's gravestones to build a patio

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Today in 1% villainy: UK property developer Kim Davies broke a bunch of laws when he used children's gravestones from a derelict church he owned to build an illegal patio at a historic home.

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WATCH: 100% accurate portrayal of dinosaur extinction

This lifelike re-enactment of the Chicxulub impact event was meticulously researched prior to filming by Field Day and The Slow Mo Guys.

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M.W.A: Fozzie and Kermit do Express Yourself by N.W.A

AnimalRobot always does great mashups, and this timely version of Fozzie Bear doing N.W.A's "Express Yourself" taps into the moment's zeitgeist.

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You probably need more Tasmanian imps in your life

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Baby Tasmanian devils are called imps. There's a big push underway to breed the ornery marsupials in captivity due to a facial tumor epidemic ravaging wild populations. Upside: lots of baby pictures.

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WATCH: Theremin Cat does the solo from Good Vibrations

Play yourself out, Keyboard Cat. Theremin Cat is on the scene, showing effortless natural theremin skills on the solo from the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations."

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Podzook: a simply stunning backyard office pod

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If you have room for a 3-meter diameter sphere on your property, you can escape without leaving your yard with the Podzook. Just close the gull-wing door behind you and work or relax.

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