Hey- what happened to Monday? I opened my eyes and it was today and, welp, we may never know. Here’s hoping you had a lovely weekend and, if you reside in the U.S., a wonderful long weekend. [Shout-out to all my people at Balticon!] Here’s what… Well, lookee here, The incomparable John Scalzi was in the New York times because he freakin’ signed a $3.4 million deal for 13 bo... »
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 ... »
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... »
Holla, Earthlings! My friend and colleague, Brian, has been working feverishly on all things Mad Art Lab. I had to step in and give the fella a break. He’ll be back on Friday. Today, though, you are mine! MWAHAHAHAHAHA. Sorry. WAY too much coffee… Here. Have some Quickies. If kinetic art and automata are your jam, then hop a plane right now and visit The MAD Museum at Stratford upon Av... »
Happy Monday, darlings! Whether you’re starting your work week or ending a long weekend shift, it’s time to take a break and indulge in a little surfing. And you’re in luck- I have a hodgepodge of cool and curious things for you. Developed by the Life on Earth Project at Harvard’s School of Engineering, NOVA’s Evolution Lab is an interactive crash course on the histor... »
Hello my lovelies and welcome to the weekend! Doesn’t it feel like big, comfy bunny slippers? Snuggle up and enjoy these warm and fuzzy Quickies. And a hearty Happy Mother’s Day to all you people who are nurturing beings. We salute you! Hyacinthe Phypps offers the “right thing to say on every dubious occasion” in The Recently Deflowered Girl. You too can own these words of ... »
Mad Quickies: Crime-solving Tattoo, Deep-sea Diving Wheelchair, Monster Boxes, Spiderweb Art and More!
May the Fourth be with you! Grab a glass of Blue Milk and a slice of Uj’alayi, or if it’s late in the day, a tasty Membrosia cocktail, and take a little break with the Quickies! “They found a hand first, in a gritty inlet at the mouth of Coney Island Creek.” So starts The Hunt for a Dead Woman’s Identity, Aided by Her Faded Tattoo. I share my buddy Brian’s skepticism ... »
Ahoy, maties! Time for your Quickies diversion. Batten your hatches because surf’s up! Information is Beautiful sez that these are the top 500 passwords. Is yours here? The data viz is interactive. French artist Abdelkader Benchamma and NYU astrophysicist Maryam Modjaz collaborated on identifying and visualizing “dark matter” in a mixed media installation on view at The Drawing C... »