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Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Mad Quickies: Yummy Fossil Teeth, Colorblind Eyewear, Frida for Kids and More!

Good day, my lovelies! Here are excellent clicks to start your day. NASA has 3D models of probes and satellites and you can download files to print them for free! {via Brian G.} #ColorForAll: EnChroma Eyewear Lets Colorblind People See The World With Brand New Eyes. {via Anne S.} Mulder and Scully are back! The X-Files is coming back to television as a six-episode limited series. {via Surly Amy} R... »

Mad Quickies: Free Art Books, Asphyxia, Archizoo, Kafka Covers, Bad Dinos and More!

Mad Quickies: Free Art Books, Asphyxia, Archizoo, Kafka Covers, Bad Dinos and More!

You guys, our trusty correspondent and art guy of major skills, Brian, is off on a seekrit assignment. I can never adequately match his awesomeness at Quickifying the net for you but I can humbly offer these fab links. Enjoy! I’m going to lead with this but after you read it, you might be pretty busy for a while. Please do remember to return to read the rest of the Quickies. Download 422 Fre... »

Mad Quickies: Haunting GIFs, Embroidered Germs, Sext Robot, Alien Sunsets and More!

Mad Quickies: Haunting GIFs, Embroidered Germs, Sext Robot, Alien Sunsets and More!

It’s Saturday! And I’ve got your diversion for you — a bag full of quirks and links and an astounding video of first and final frames of 55 films. Here we go! Alicia Watkins is a cross-stitch genius. Check out her newly embroidered microbes and germs. This is worth it for the stunning illustrations alone. The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course o... »

Mad Quickies: Goodbye Mr. Pratchett, Sound Science, Simpsons Conspiracy, Planetarium Book, Fun at MOMA and More!

Mad Quickies: Goodbye Mr. Pratchett, Sound Science, Simpsons Conspiracy, Planetarium Book, Fun at MOMA and More!

Hello, fellow art nerds! This is such a glorious day! … unless, of course, you’re a triskaidekaphobe … and then you’re just hiding out until Pi Day dawns tomorrow. Herewith for you end o’ the week enjoyment are a few links I think you’ll like. Sorry for the sadness here but we need to say a fond goodnight, Terry Pratchett and thanks for all your fantastic words.... »

Mad Quickies: #SciArt Storify, Hackaball, Surreal Ceramics, Book Tank, Peeback Time and More!

Mad Quickies: #SciArt Storify, Hackaball, Surreal Ceramics, Book Tank, Peeback Time and More!

Dear Marian Call, Alaskan Extraordinaire- how DO you deal with this weather? Because, hello from the still-frozen Northeast. I’d wave, but my fingers have been wrapped around this mug of tea for three months now. I kid. I put the mug down long enough to tap out these Q-Q-Q-Q-Q-Quickies. Science writer and cancer biology PhD, Beckie Port, assembled her choice of 75 of the best #SciArt in this... »

Mad Quickies: Vulcan Musings, Everyday Levitation, Mosul Rampage, Book Domino Record-breaker and More!

Mad Quickies: Vulcan Musings, Everyday Levitation, Mosul Rampage, Book Domino Record-breaker and More!

Hello, friends- by now we’ve all tried to process the passing of Leonard Nimoy, whose last tweet will surely go on record as one of the best of famous last words. There are some cultural icons whose death feels like a real marker of mortality and change and some hit harder than most. [An earlier example was Steve Jobs, at least it was for me.] Nimoy’s death is one of those: larger-than... »

Mad Quickies: Window Sandwiches, Math Music, Surreal Letterforms, a Kinetic Tie Machine and More!

Mad Quickies: Window Sandwiches, Math Music, Surreal Letterforms, a Kinetic Tie Machine and More!

Holla, you guys! We’re one day into the work week and it’s not so bad after all, is it. Here, have a cookie and a soothing hot beverage and have some Quickies, too. You’ll be right as rain before you know it. Artist Dustin Yellin has encased three-dimensional figurative collages in multiple layers of glass—a serires he calls Psychogeographies— for a commissioned installation for ... »

Mad Quickies: Mummy Buddha, Metamorphabet, Brusspup compilation, Anderson’s love of analog design and more!

Mad Quickies: Mummy Buddha, Metamorphabet, Brusspup compilation, Anderson’s love of analog design and more!

Winter is coming? No ho ho I’ve got yer Winter right here. However- I have no interest in elaborating on the frozen conditions here at my shop in PA during The Winter That Never Ended … [warms hands on mug of tea] … or how I am wearing little hobo gloves and more scarves than Stephen Tyler’s mic stand while I type this. Let’s get to it, shall we! A CT scan revealed th... »

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