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Capsaicin and The Science Inside Hot Peppers

My painting that teaches a bit about the bite that bites back in chili peppers is complete! *This post was originally posted on my Patreon. If you enjoy science communication through art please consider supporting my project here. I used the Padrón pepper as my model and muse for this …

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Food Friday: Vegan Black Bean & Corn Enchilada Casserole

Now that Food Friday is a thing here at Mad Art Lab, get ready to learn all about Tex-Mex. Great Tex-Mex doesn’t happen easily, and great vegan Tex-Mex is sometimes even harder. While I’m not vegan anymore, I do still enjoy veganizing my dishes from time to time, and this dish …

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Tomatoes? Tomatoes!

Tomatoes are one of my all-times favorite foods–as long as they’re not rotten or growing mold there isn’t much you can do to them that will make me not eat them. My mother used to grow them in her garden, and getting to eat fresh tomatoes was one of the …

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Mad Art Cast: Why do you art?

In this week’s full length episode, A asks the rest of the the Mad Art Cast crew about what makes them make. Being the ringer in the group, the non-creative, I wanted to know what, if anything, motivated my co-hosts to do the things they do. And if you’re creative, …

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Ada Lovelace and the Curious Practice of Programming for Non-Existent Computers (Women in Science 45)

What did Ada Lovelace do? She is one of the most fetishized scientists today – at conventions when I’m taking sketch commissions she ranks just behind Tesla (speaking of massively if justifiably fetishized historical figures) and Newton as my most requested scientist.  But when I ask Why Ada Lovelace, I …

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Mad Quickies: Lost LEGOs Wash Ashore for 18 Years, More Furiosa, Art Crimes and Much More!

I just want to let you know, that there are no links to Banksy’s Dismaland in this edition of the Quickies. I don’t know how you feel about that, but here we are. Let’s do this. Here’s your weekly art crimes blotter, which has pretty much become my favorite thing. …

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Cosplay Compliments, or Shut Up about My Eyes

There is an issue that we all face when trying to be nice: compliments are hard.  Trying to assemble a phrase that expresses your admiration for some aspect of another person is fraught with emotional landmines:  compliment their appearance and you devalue their intellect; compliment their intellect and you devalue their …

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Cosplay Compliments, or Shut Up about My Eyes

There is an issue that we all face when trying to be nice: compliments are hard.  Trying to assemble a phrase that expresses your admiration for some aspect of another person is fraught with emotional landmines:  compliment their appearance and you devalue their intellect; compliment their intellect and you devalue their …

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padron pepper section
ArtChemistryScience

Capsaicin and The Science Inside Hot Peppers

My painting that teaches a bit about the bite that bites back in chili peppers is complete! *This post was originally posted on my Patreon. If you enjoy science communication through art please consider supporting my project here. I used the Padrón pepper as my model and muse for this …

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padron pepper section
ArtChemistryScience

Capsaicin and The Science Inside Hot Peppers

My painting that teaches a bit about the bite that bites back in chili peppers is complete! *This post was originally posted on my Patreon. If you enjoy science communication through art please consider supporting my project here. I used the Padrón pepper as my model and muse for this …

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Mad Art Cast: Why do you art?

In this week’s full length episode, A asks the rest of the the Mad Art Cast crew about what makes them make. Being the ringer in the group, the non-creative, I wanted to know what, if anything, motivated my co-hosts to do the things they do. And if you’re creative, …

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