Mad Quickies: Year of the Salamander and 30 days of Street Anatomy

Mad Quickies: Year of the Salamander and 30 days of Street Anatomy

Welcome to the working week… I gotcha’ some Quickies to ease the pain. Art Science Gallery has posted an open call for a group exhibition of artworks inspired by … salamanders! Interested? You can click here and download the information for Year of the Salamander. {via Surly Amy} 2000s, Arial, Bank Gothic, Eurostile, LCD, OCR-A, Swiss 911 … a typographic dissection of ̶... »

Evolution! A game of Unnatural Selection

Evolution! A game of Unnatural Selection

Dearest Readers, I helped to design a game and kickstarted the heck out of it. It’s an evolution based tabletop card game where players compete for dominance through changing environments and challenges over evolutionary time. However, in the name of fun, the time for creatures to evolve has been substantially reduced such that the entire game can be played in under an hour. Also, evolution ... »

A Voice from the Silent Spring: The Life and Ecology of Rachel Carson

A Voice from the Silent Spring: The Life and Ecology of Rachel Carson

“Hunger, hunger, are you listening, To the words from Rachel’s pen? Words which taken at face value, Place lives of birds ‘bove those of men..” -  W.E. McCauley   The first half of the twentieth century was a madman’s gallery of horrors attended by Romantic nihilists and mourned by nihilistic Romantics.  The loss in men and resources was beyond our generation’s ability to even fathom, but the... »

Build an Art Machine for the SciFri Science Club!

Build an Art Machine for the SciFri Science Club!

The public radio program Science Friday recently announced an awesome new feature: Science Club! Inspired by a book club, where everyone reads the same book and then comes together to discuss, the Science Club asks everyone to go away and do the same science project and share the results with the community. I love this idea, and for Mad Art Labbers and lovers, it only gets better: The inaugural pr... »

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Content Note: Rape, incest, homophobia, gendered insults, potential anorexia, sleep disorders Spoiler’s From Last Night’s Episode Ahead Fresh from last season’s crowd-surfing, white savior finale (and just as our hearts were beginning to heal after the Red Wedding), Game of Thrones is back for more action, incest, and just plain weird-ass shit. Who will die this season? Will Joff... »

Mad Quickies: typographic butterflies, mechanical flowers and circus artists

Mad Quickies: typographic butterflies, mechanical flowers and circus artists

This is something spectacular: Mechanical Flowers Bloom & Change Color When Hit With Weather Data. Video included. {via Surly Amy} More hyperrealistic body art which amazes me and squicks me out all at the same time. {via Sarah M.} Stanford University doc James Chang is the surgeon who is fascinated with Rodin’s hands. These are from a few years ago but are still beautiful. Beyond Earth:... »

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