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Mad Quickies: Blackstar Art, Alt History Paintings, Tinysaurs and More!

Good day, mates! Today we celebrate the birthday of our Commander-in-Chief, Amy Davis Roth! Go buy yourself a gift in her honor. As for the Quickies- that’s just a gift I’m giving you, too. Onward! Dear David Bowie fans: Jonathan Barnbrook’s “Blackstar” art is released for free. Via Courtney If …

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Mad Quickies: GoPro Wingsuiter, Giant Kinetics, Satellite Sounds and More!

Hey, all- welcome to the working week. I’ve got some quick Quickies to smooth your reentry. Onward! Kinetic artist Anthony Howe has constructed new enormous hypnotic sculptures. You could watch these automations and contemplate the universe. Yes there are a lot pf “Star Wars” reimaginings but yu have to admit …

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Mad Quickies: The Space Oddity Edition

When you make a list of personal heroes—true artists who crossed lines and changed everything—David Bowie surely has to be at the top. At least he is for me. Jon Pareles gives us this memoriam on how Bowie transcended music, art and fashion but I submit to you it was …

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Mad Quickies: Geek Culture Book, Dog Concert, 8-Bit Watercolors, Nerdy Portraits and More!

You guys, I’m a day late with your Monday links because I’ve been trying to get the year right on all the checks I was writing. Yeah. I write checks. I kick my bill-paying old school. And speaking of the Quickies… onward! Our fearless leader, Amy Davis Roth, is featured …

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Mad Quickies: The Super Shiny New Year Edition

It’s the first day of 2016! Time to start fresh. Time to make some lists. Time to really dig in and get things done! … But hey, not so fast, you guys, *I’ve* got some lists and other cool link you’ll want to check out first. Onward! The Bad Astronomer …

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Mad Quickies: Goldilocks Data Viz, Chemical Bouillon, a Tiny Graphite Train and More!

You guys- we made it through Part One of the holidays and we’re heading for Part Deux. Stay strong, keep calm and have some Quickies. Onward! Jan Willem Tulp of Tulp Interactive was the lead on creating an extraordinary exoplanet visualization for the space-themed data viz conference Visualized 2015. This …

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Mad Quickies: The Christmas-Festivus-Newtonmas Edition

Happy Newtonmas, you guys! If you’re taking a break from all the festivities and want a few fun things to surf, I’ve got you covered. Onward! Can you spot the panda in this sea of snowmen? Hilarious short holiday films from filmmaker Eoin Duffy. Mike Adamick’s essay on how Rey …

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Mad Quickies: Personal Snowflake, Colossal Bests, Stormchaser Activism and More!

Happy Winter Solstice! I know it’s a day late but I’m still celebrating…which may or may not be why I’m a day late. Nevertheless…onward! Thanks to Tulp Interactive, here’s a sweet little text-baed interactive to make a digital snowflake greeting. The Solar System time lapse to scale, the mummified Buddha, …

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