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Mad Quickies: Last Gasp Books, Animal Activist Art, Your Privacy, Shakespearean Insults and More!

Mad Quickies: Last Gasp Books, Animal Activist Art, Your Privacy, Shakespearean Insults and More!

You guys, I have no idea where today went but I do have some Quickies to show for it. And I want to share them with you! Fund some truly weird art and get some truly amazing rewards! The “Last Gasp Publishing” Kickstarter clock is ticking. {via @CriticalDragon1177} Fabulous Cat Papers produces anatomically embroidered notebooks. {via @planetx} Asher Jay is trying to save world’s most t... »

Mad Quickies: Crematory Chronicles, Beautiful Chemistry, Kangaroo Fisticuffs and more!

Mad Quickies: Crematory Chronicles, Beautiful Chemistry, Kangaroo Fisticuffs and more!

YOU GUYS, OMIGODZ IT’S THE WEEKEND AND HERE ARE SOME QUICKIES PEACE OUT! [falls to floor] Caitlin Doughty’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory” – a book review by Tonya Hurley. Buy the book! Beautiful Chemistry is a project collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsi... »

Mad Quickies: transformations, recreations, hidden quotations, easter eggs and more!

Mad Quickies: transformations, recreations, hidden quotations, easter eggs and more!

Whoa- Is it really Monday already? Well, you deserve some treats. Have some Quickies! This serving should make you giggle a little bit. American portrait photographer Sandro Miller and John Malkovich recreate iconic photographs. Artistically amazing and quite confounding. {via Geo} You guys! Make Your Own Invisibility Cloak for Less Than $100! {via Brian, ht Jennifer Ouelette You can simply enjoy ... »

Mad Quickies: parasite specimen, oldest icosahedron, the ancient chicken/egg conundrum and more

Mad Quickies: parasite specimen, oldest icosahedron, the ancient chicken/egg conundrum and more

Just squeaking in with the Monday Quickies here. If you haven’t yet acclimated to your new week, here- this might help. Fighter pilot turned Avenger, Carol Susan Jane Danvers headlines her hundredth issue in the Marvel Universe. Here are Captain Marvel’s 10 Definitive Issues. Is this the oldest d20 on Earth? because if it is, that’s damn awesome. The Metropolitan Museum of Art ow... »

Mad Quickies: making art from harassment, anxiety, myths, child sketches and more

Mad Quickies: making art from harassment, anxiety, myths, child sketches and more

Hey, kids, have a spoonful of Quickies to make this Monday go down much easier. “A Woman’s Room Online: An immersive experience of the daily harassment women face online” is by our very own chief, Amy Davis Roth, and it is an extraordinary art installation. Check out the site for the live feed of the gallery. Also, thanks to the super-awesome Dr. Phil Plait for his post Harassment as A... »

Mad Quickies: paper art, female warriors, an imploding drum and more!

Mad Quickies: paper art, female warriors, an imploding drum and more!

Welcome to the [traditional] working week, all. Here. I baked you some nice Quickies. Absolutely no cricket flour. Unless, of course, you order the last of these items. Artist Yulia Brodskaya creates illustrations via quilled paper sculptures. This literary map of London employs data from 250 novels. And it’s a typographical triumph. André the Giant had a cool technique to memorize his lines... »

Mad Quickies: mad honey, Chola’d celebs, Tokyo nightlights and more!

Mad Quickies: mad honey, Chola’d celebs, Tokyo nightlights and more!

Alright, alright, alright! It’s the Weekend Quickies! “The Heir’s Not Apparent” reports on the strange events that are adding up to a legal battle over Vivian Maier’s photography. This could render Maier’s body of work, primarily street photography, un-seeable for years. Read more about her work here and view the Finding Vivian Maier documentary trailer here. {t... »

Mad Quickies: in which the Soviets win this round.

Mad Quickies: in which the Soviets win this round.

It’s the Friday Quickies! Pencils down! Surf’s up! Kate Norlander is working hard to make her book venture a reality: Geek Culture, a coffee-table book about CONvergence, the Minnesota sci-fi and fantasy convention. Norlander teamed with photographer Emmerlee Sherman and her assistant, Russ Gamache. Let’s Kickstart this, you guys. In this segment from The Moth, astronaut Michael ... »

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