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Festival of Fire Celebrates Truly Dangerous Art

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The Fire Arts Festival, held July 11 to 14 in Oakland, California, showcased the work of more than 400 artists, actors and sculptors whose medium of choice is flame.

Hosted by arts collective The Crucible, the festival included showings of The Fire Odyssey, a theatrical interpretation of Homer’s epic story with lots of fiery special effects. The festival also included what organizers called “the largest collection of outdoor fire sculpture on the West Coast.” It added up to a huge, mesmerizing display of flickering flame — and a blazing celebration of creativity and industry.

Full Story: Wired.

Building the Underground Computer Railroad

Alameda County Computer Resource Center in Oakland, Free Geek in Portland, and a group in Los Angeles are all recycling unwanted computers and components for use for global activism or for low-income individuals. Sort of like Bikes Not Bombs, only for computers. Does anyone know of anyone other organizations doing this sort of thing?

Salon: Building the underground computer railroad

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