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Mad Quickies: All rise!

Mad Quickies: All rise!

It’s the Good Friday Quickies! Crosses down- surf’s up! Hydrogene created a set of six minimalist feminist posters of women who made an enormous impact in science. Via The Finch and Pea. It’s the Washington Post’s annual Peeps Show finalists. My vote goes to “Everyone Peeps.” Cannabis Under The Microscope is 170 pages of some damn gorgeous images by Ford McCann.... »

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 ̶... »

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:... »

Mad Quickies: a dog in a unicorn mask and other stories

Mad Quickies: a dog in a unicorn mask and other stories

It’s the Friday Quickies! Cocktails down; surf’s up! Artist Andrew DeGraff has an upcoming art show called Cartography. Did you know: the sound of a kiss was made by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Voyager’s golden record, The Sounds of Earth”? Lookee here – Hubble made some modern art. The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies. You whippersnappers have no idea. Now bring me some Bris... »

Mad Quickies: make love or art or science, not war.

Mad Quickies: make love or art or science, not war.

Artist Alejandro Guijarro asks what do you see in this Quantum Mechanics’ class chalkboard? {via Mindy T.} Paging John Cage. The indie band Vulfpeck is funding a tour by streaming silence on Spotify. {via Brian G.} io9 sez: These science books deserve to become documentaries. {via CriticalDragon1177} Make love, not war. {hat tip to @OxbloodRuffin} The Hungarian photographer Sarolta Bán uses ... »

Mad Quickies: Stop riding that penguin. We’re leaving.

Mad Quickies: Stop riding that penguin. We’re leaving.

It’s the Weekend Quickies! Cocktails down; surf’s up! Jeff Schmuki describes his work as “Horticultural Installations, Interventions and Performances.” His vimeo bio reads: “His installations, interventions, and collaborations combine activism, research, and science in order to foster discussion and generate action in the area of ecological awareness.” Yes to al... »

Mad Quickies: monsters, mermaids, a Möbius music box and more

Mad Quickies: monsters, mermaids, a Möbius music box and more

It’s the Monday Quickies! To hell with the polar vortex; surf’s up! Glendon Mellow found an extremely helpful thing: a site where you can find free Public Domain/Creative Commons silhouettes of organisms. It’s called PhyloPic. Take a look at our first glimpse of ocean life at the bottom of the previously unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific. The results are surprsing. At... »

Mad Quickies: The Birthday Edition. We are Three!

Mad Quickies: The Birthday Edition. We are Three!

It’s the Weekend Quickies! And what’s more- it’s the weekend of Mad Art Lab’s Third Birthday! Choose Cake and let’s have at it, shall we? “I don’t want a relationship, I want a star ship” is just one of these awesome feminist shirts. {via Surly Amy} From Cake Wrecks: No Dungeons, Just Dragons. Check out the one that spits actual fire! {via SpaRkLecoR... »

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