Mad Quickies: Frida’s Flowers, Simple Machines, Vintage Hacks, Science Instagram Tips, Bellypaint and More!

Mad Quickies: Frida’s Flowers, Simple Machines, Vintage Hacks, Science Instagram Tips, Bellypaint and More!

Hey hey HEY, you guyz- Like a bouquet of happiness and glittery butterflies, I give you this extravaganza of Friday Quickies. Pencils down, y’all. Surf’s up! “Frida Kahlo: Art, Garden, Life” is an installation at the New York Botanical Garden. It features both the plants she cultivated in her own garden and a small exhibition of her paintings. Recently, the awesome Glendon ... »

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Mad Art Cast: Going Clear

In this episode, we discuss the HBO documentary film Going Clear. It’s the story of the Church of Scientology, from its self-help beginnings through to its present-day designation as a religion. The film, directed by Alex Gibney, is based on the book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright. So fire up your e-meters, it’s going to get hectic. Han... »

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Mad Quickies: A Bridge Made From Paper, The Stuntwomen of Mad Max, Walking Through a Van Gogh Painting and More!

Hey, look: We’re halfway through the week and I have what you need to get you to the other side. WEDNESDAY QUICKIES. Holy hell! Courtesy of environmental artist Steve Messam, a small English river now has an arched bridge made from 22,000 sheets of bright red paper. OCR Journal #001 is a new book by one of the top data visualization studios. Check. It. Out. -Via Donna Just how hardcore were ... »

Computing Venus: The Astronomy of Maria Mitchell (Women in Science 38)

Computing Venus: The Astronomy of Maria Mitchell (Women in Science 38)

In the early nineteenth century nothing about the island of Nantucket made sense. It was simultaneously a hotbed of Quakerism and of the notoriously bawdy and violent whaling industry, a deeply conservative and god-fearing community that was at the same time at the fore-front of gender equality in education and racial justice. For a few decades, before the collapse of the whaling industry and the ... »

Mad Quickies: Arctic Banks, NASA Contest, Palette Portraits, Kubrick Supercut and More!

Mad Quickies: Arctic Banks, NASA Contest, Palette Portraits, Kubrick Supercut and More!

Happy Monday, my little Earthlings! Take five and grab your coffee/tea/soda/almond-milk and surf your cares away. In moments, it will feel all better… Attention Environmental Designers and Space Nerdz: NASA’s got a cool $2.25 mill for the winner of their competition to design and build 3D-printed space habitats. Help send Michele Banks aka @artologica to the Arctic for SCIENCE …a... »

What The Heck is a Flame Test?

What The Heck is a Flame Test?

What is a flame test you ask? Well for one thing it is a series of paintings in progress that I am working on this month for my Patreon supported science and art project. But the real-deal is that the flame test is a fascination and eye catching technique used in science to determine what precise elements are present. The other cool thing about the “Flame Test” is that it is actually p... »

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