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3 different versions of a noble woman holding an ermine

Mad Quickies: Peeling Back the Layers of a Painting With Science, Paint-Oozing Sculptures, The Dark Side of Lego and way, WAY more!

Oh, hi there. I just want you to know that I’ve put off doing the dishes (and laundry) to bring you today’s Quickies. Guess what? Worth it. This is so beyond cool and fascinating – New technology can reveal the layers of a painting as if peeling an onion. Example: Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady With an Ermine. Da Vinci apparently changed his mind over and over and now we can see ... »

Glass and steel table with elastic colored bands of prism colors

Mad Quickies: Open World Cat Video Game, Dancing Iron Filings, Behind The Scenes of Atheism and More!

Hey gang! I’ve got a really got a great bunch of links for you to check out today. Seriously, there is some true beauty and wonderment here. Over at The Nib, Matt Lubchansky reveals some of the backstage elements of organized atheism, in comic form. What if maps of cities on Earth were rendered to look like the Death Star? Seattle-based digital artist Eleanor Lutz is here to show us. This is... »

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Mad Quickies: Wee Little Drawings, A Clock That Saws Itself In Half, Illustrated Skateboard Tricks and More!

I love finding links for you. That’s why I put them here every week. We can enjoy them together. And then we’ll have something to talk about over dinner on Sunday. Are you still coming over? As a lover and owner of many 000 and 0000 paint brushes, I can’t tell you how happy these teeny, wee little drawings and paintings by Lorraine Loots make me. These whimsical yet functional ho... »

Color bars in earthtone hues

Mad Quickies: Pendulum Waves Made From Bowling Balls, Ancient Egyptian Art, Historical GIFs and much more!

Welcome to your Wednesday Quickies, my dears. I’ve got some really nice stuff lined up for you all, so strap in and get gone! What would your favorite film look like if it was spread out and compiled by the average frame color? The Colors of Motion answers the question you didn’t even know you had, and it’s really neat. -Via Kim You’ve probably seen a pendulum wave before. ... »

Photograph of smoke drifting

Mad Quickies: Friendship is Madness, Tiny Monsters, Papercut Anatomy and Much More!

Hey gang, Brian here with your mid-week Quickies. There’s lots of cool things and frightening things to look at, but I bid you look at them all the same. Do it for me. These are so, *so* good. Wee monsters drawn on Post-its by Don Kenn. -Via Courtney It’s all right there in the title, “Friendship Is Madness”. My Little Pony as Cthulhu. -Via Ryan Hey, um, remember that new S... »

Felt creature

Mad Quickies: Fantastical Felt Creatures, Frankenstein’s Monster, Faeries Made of Bugs and More!

Hello you. We’ve made it to Wednesday. Give yourself a round of applause, a pat on the back. Please enjoy these Quickies I’ve put together, just for you. Yes you, Barbara. Let’s start off with something wonderous – 800 wooden balls suspended from a series of motors make gorgeous forms – including waves, Fibonacci spirals and labyrinths. Video below as well. For the fi... »

Kinetic Figure

Mad Quickies: Velvet Worms Are Gross, These Fish Aren’t Real, “Science” Programs and More!

It’s Monday and I’m declaring this week a do-over for last week. Let’s try and make this one better. And to start off in that direction, I give you the Quickies. Full of beauty, levity and weirdness. Are those fish really in that bowl? No? They’re paintings made by layer upon layer of resin?! Yes! New work from Keng Lye. I wish all of David Lynch’s movies came with a ... »

Light Vortex in a red sky

Mad Quickies: Light Tornadoes, X-ray GIFs, How Lady Armor Works and More!

Hey gang, I was really jonesing for some sweets while putting together your Monday Quickies, so I’m eating some amazing double chocolate chip cookies and getting crumbs all over the keyboard. Worth it. Astoundingly gorgeous. Photographer Martin Kimbell creates images of votices, tornadoes and waves of light using a hoop filled with LEDs and a long exposure. Here is some lady armor hilarity w... »

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