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Mad Quickies: The “Amy’s Wonky Email” Edition

So here’s the thing: Our Lab Chief and Dear Leader, Surly Amy, had something strange going on with her email. For whatever reason, all of the emails she sent to our Super Secret Backchannel that contained links for articles of cool and interesting things, going back as far as February, did not send. By her own account, she just thought that Donna and I didn’t think her links were worth... »

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Mad Quickies: Mammoth Is Mopey, Molten Glass on Paper, AfroPuffs and More!

Hey gang. Sorry I haven’t been around, but I have a good excuse. I was working on a big ol’ mural of the New Horizons probe! It’s not that I don’t love you all. It’s just that I love that little spacecraft more. But anyway, I have returned to bring you your mid-week Quickies. Our SciArt pals, David and Jennie Orr, have an IndieGoGo campaign to publish their alphabet b... »

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Mad Quickies: Kinetic Sculptures, Anamorphic Chalk Murals, Portraits of Women Artists and More!

Hey there gang. It’s been a busy week for me so far. But I’m never too busy to share some Quickies with you, Darlene. Let’s start things off right. Check out these fantastic kinetic sculptures by Jennifer Townley that use *gasp* math and science and stuff! From the artist’s statement: “The works derive from her fascination with science, with an emphasis on physics, en... »

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Mad Quickies: Scanner Bed Astronomy, Imaginary Street Maps, Dancing Paper Cranes and More!

I have some Mad Art Cast business to attend to (I have to watch a movie… for research), so I’m gonna cut the the chase: HERE ARE YOUR WEDNESDAY QUICKIES. You tried to do this at your office holiday party, but artist Navid Baraty has taken scanning full moons to a whole new level (get it?). He throws particular stuff on a copier bed, scans and voila! gorgeous, imaginary astronomical ima... »

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Mad Quickies: Street Art Portals, Light Wave/Particle Duality Imaged, HMS Beagle in Lego and More!

It’s been quite a crazy week here at The Lab – Our 4th birthday, the launch of our own podcast with it’s requisite Twitter and Facebook accounts, (Should we make an Ello account too?) oh and more snow. Well, at least where I am in the northeastern United States. But let’s talk Quickies. You need them and I’ve got them. Let’s start with the big news – The w... »

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Happy 4th Birthday To Us!

Hello friends, readers, lovers, lurkers and other human-ish beings. Yesterday, March 1st, 2015 was our 4th birthday. And today we have declared a Monday holiday so that you can stay home from work and celebrate with us. Offices, banks and schools around the world are closed. Mail is not being delivered, garbage pickup is suspended. We have done this so that we can all enjoy each others’ comp... »

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Mad Quickies: Space Probes, Kooky Ceramics, Endangered Paper Archive Digitization and More!

Good morning you lovely humans. We have a lots of links to look at together. So let’s get started before the coffee wears off. Onward! You’ve probably seen the photography of Daantje Bons scattered here and there around the internet. Well here’s more, along with some of her thoughts about gender, conformity and stereotypes. (NSFW) – Via Amy I couldn’t possibly love th... »

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Mad Quickies: A Lost Typeface, Accurate Black Holes, Space Race Music and More!

Hey kids! I come to you today from the frozen wastes of the northeast. Please, someone send a dragon. It would be super helpful. In return for the dragon, which I’m sure is on its way, I give unto you these Quickies. This one had all of us in The Lab transfixed – A 100-year-old typeface searched for and found on the bottom of the Thames. What would the Space Race sound like if it were ... »

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