Mad Quickies 8.29

Mad Quickies 8.29

Hey you guys- I’m meeting up with my Mad Art posse at Dragon*Con soon for hijinks in the name of ART! and SCIENCE! Right now I’m busy packing my lab coat, combat boots, Surly jewelry, and Pimm’s, but I took the time to bring you these super-cool Quickies. Because I love ya’ rotten.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE YOU MUST JUMP…

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Interpolated HD Video of Curiosity Mars Rover Descent Depicts Real-Time Landing

“This is, I believe, the closest approximation ever of what it might feel like to land
on another planet in real time using actual footage.”*

I cannot watch this without becoming verklempt.

*From Colossal.

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Remember that RadioLab show on Color?
And that spectacular aural representation of color perception?

Well, here’s footage of the choir and…

Hallelujah Mantis Shrimp

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Featured image is by Al Hartley. It’s an excerpt from his adaptation of
There’s A New World Coming, a downloadable PDF!

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Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Dark Øverlord Media, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. Skepchick.

2 Comments

  1. [URL for "There's a New World Coming" PDF is slightly borked.]

    OMG I actually read that comic as a kid! My grandmother was a late-in-life convert to Jehovah’s Witnesses, and on one visit she had that book out on her coffee table. Very colorful mixed in with the usual selection of Watchtowers — I couldn’t help but pick it up. (Of course she didn’t know that I had already decided I was an atheist. Apocalyptic bible stories, even in comic book form, were no competition for a scientific description of the formation of the solar system.)

  2. Hey there- thanks a bunch! The URL is now unborked. Please to download and relive old memories.

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