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Mad Quickies: bees, x-rays, an interstellar contract and more

Mad Quickies: bees, x-rays, an interstellar contract and more

It’s the Friday Quickies! Now, absolutely LaBeouf-free! Pencils down; surf’s up! Composer Laurie Spiegel, “Harmonices Mundi”, Golden Record, Voyager and The Interstellar Contract. [includes sound] Randall Munroe has a new installment of the brilliant XKCD “What If?” series called Paint the Earth, where he answers a fan’s question—”Has Humanity Produc... »

Mad Quickies: the Valentine edition, actually not so much

Mad Quickies: the Valentine edition, actually not so much

It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up, Valentine! Graphic designer Old Red Jalopy created a series of LEGO movie posters for Best Picture Oscar Nominees. Who owns’ this image? For an artist, commenting on the visual elements of modern life without risking copyright infringement remains an unsolved problem. Mignon Fogarty is doing this awesome thing: Grammar Girls’ Peeve Wars ... »

Mad Quickies: Pussy Riot, Textus, Feeding Hannibal and more!

Mad Quickies: Pussy Riot, Textus, Feeding Hannibal and more!

It’s the Friday Quickies! Pencils down; surf’s up! Pussy Riot’s brave ‘Colbert Report’ interview makes us love them even more. An essay on museums and intellectual property and the case of AMNH and the pterosaur ripoffs. {via Rebecca} Federico Babina illustrated “Archiset”- a wonderfully clever series of retro posters depicting the interiors of classic films. Martin Wong wa... »

Quickies- Einstein, Tesla, Blue Lava, Skeleton Cartoons and More!

Quickies- Einstein, Tesla, Blue Lava, Skeleton Cartoons and More!

It’s the Saturday Quickies! Heck with the chores … surf’s up! Albert Einstein on Long Island circa 1939, a scowling Joseph Goebbels, sexy Nicola Tesla, exquisite Liz Taylor and more realistically colorized historical photos. {via Mary B} Here’s something awesome: Cartoons with skeletons by the wickedly funny and talented Jason Freeny. {via Elyse and Smashley} First of all: ... »

Mad Quickies 1.29

Mad Quickies 1.29

You guys. Where the heck have I been?!? No matter. Here are some Quickies… The fabulous Jennifer Oullette has a new book. Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self. How to apply Borg naming conventions to your chickens. As you do. The topography of tears by Rose-Lynn Fischer. In keeping with the timely wave of “holy shit it’s beastly wicked cold!” in most of the... »

Mad Quickies 12.27

Mad Quickies 12.27

It’s the mid-holiday-season Friday Quickies! Nogs down, surf’s up! Ever wonder what a thought looks like moving through a fish’s brain? Wonder no more because this is one of a bunch of the coolest science of 2013 in GIFs. {via the Good Bad Librarian} Some of the best street images were taken by someone who probably never heard of. Read about Vivian Maier and the hidden history of... »

Mad Quickies 12.21

Mad Quickies 12.21

Happy Winter Solstice! Here, have some nice Quickies. Bloody, Bloody Boudoir Ladies: artist Jessica Harrison turns kitsch ceramics into horror. {via Anne S. and Daniela} Omigosh you guys…Otter artistes. {via A Kovacs} The science of comic strips. A programmable tattoo system. Ha ha. Not really. {via @vincenzof} Krystal Higgins created Game of Thrones-themed snowflakes and is sharing them as ... »

Mad Quickies 12.14

Mad Quickies 12.14

It’s the Weekend Quickies! Grab a cup of hot chocolate and surf on. Artist Roni Horn created the permanent installation Vatnasafn/Library of Water. Consisting of three parts, the most visually arresting is Water, Selected, 24 glass columns of glacial water, not only beautiful but rich in essential data. {via @artologica} WOW! Here’s a must-click link: artist Jee Young Lee has transform... »

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