Quiet Company is Releasing a New Album

Quiet Company is Releasing a New Album

Quiet Company, an Austin band most famous for their 2011 album We Are All Where We Belong — which has been described as lead singer Taylor Muse’s breakup letter to God — makes frequent appearances here on the Lab. We’ve featured a tune of theirs in a lab track, I did an extended interview with them, and we’ve repped their nationwide tour. Now, I’m excited to ann... »

Jar with Squid sculpture

Mad Quickies: Behold The Fearsome Anglerfish, New Auction Record For A Female Artist, Papercraft R2-D2 Dreidel and More!

Okay everyone, it’s time to get your Monday Morning Quickies! I like to think of them as Saturday morning cartoons for adults. Did you know that those don’t even exist anymore? *sigh* Now I’m sad. A Georgia O’Keeffe painting, Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1, was sold at Sotheby’s for $44.4 million, nearly quadrupling the amount paid for work by a female artist. Quite a feat. Howev... »

Atheist Blackout Poetry

Bible Blacked Out: Searching

This is the second posting in the bible blackout series. Luke: Searching   The door is locked. Persist, keep asking. Everyone searches. Roam for rest. Lights a lamp.   I am sure there will be more to come!  Join me.  If you don’t want to post them yourself, please use this contact form to submit them. Hashtags:  #blackoutpoetry, #bibleblackoutpoetry »

Mad Quickies: 360º StoryBooks; Space Art; Geometric Bugs; Intentional Sonic Assault and More!

Mad Quickies: 360º StoryBooks; Space Art; Geometric Bugs; Intentional Sonic Assault and More!

Howdy, you guys, and happy weekend! Want to chill with some excellent links? Well, I’ve got your justifiable distraction right here. Enjoy! Swiss artist Chaotic Atmospheres created Geometric Insects of a Polygonal Planet. {via Brian G.} “The Art of Space” by Ron Miller is an astounding, comprehensive history of scientific space art. Also astounding? You can buy it for a pittance.... »

Women Painting Themselves pt 6

Women Painting Themselves pt 6

Anna Dorothea Therbusch 1721-1782 Self-portrait, 1761 from Wikimedia Commons I’m not going to lie, so far Anna Dorothea’s portraits are my favorite. I mean just LOOK at that FACE. I’m pretty sure I give people a very similar look on a daily basis. All relating to long dead artists aside, on a technical note Anna Dorothea’s trade is noted by brushes and pallet she’s ho... »

smallest sculpture, a human figure standing on a strand of hair

Mad Quickies: The Smallest Sculptures Ever Created, Cymatics, Walls of Snow and More!

Hey gang, take my hand and come on a magical Art and Science journey with me. It’s not actually magic but it may as well be. Okay let’s start with the coolest thing. Cymatics is the study of visible sound via vibration. It is also the title of a ridiculously wonderful music video by Nigel Stanford that demonstrates the phenomenon in many different ways. I could watch this all day. I... »

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