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Art Inquisition: How Do You Use Your Noodle?

Toronto bicyclist Warren Huska is unconcerned with looking cool. But then, attaching a brightly-colored pool noodle to your bike is a pretty cool idea if  you think about it. In the summer of 2015, Ontario enacted new laws requiring motorists to maintain a safe distance of one metre (a bit over three …


Is Custom Clothing the Future?

A few months ago Mad Art Lab quickies mentioned the 3D printed Petal dress shown above. It is really cool.  REALLY cool. But as anyone who has ever worn sequins can attest, it is probably impractical.  How do you sit down?  On the petals?  Not comfortable. The company behind the Petal dress, Nervous …

two uniformed British Museum guards standing in front of a large pillar
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Art Inquisition: GUARDS! …Guards?

  For the last few months, guards at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston have been protesting an increasingly “militarized” role that takes them away from the art and implements an elaborate system of cameras. As a part of the Museum Independent Security Union (MISU), the guards are unhappy with the MFA’s proposed …

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Art Inquisition: What’s In a Name?

The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is in the process of removing “racially charged” words from digitized titles of approximately 220,000 titles in its collection. Involving all 12 curators in the museum’s history department, the Adjustment of Colonial Terminology program actually started six years ago but took a back seat until a massive remodeling was completed in 2013. Words …

Two young women practising drawing in front of the Barberini Fawn. Glyptothek Sculpture museum. Königsplatz Munich, Germany. © Jorge Royan / / CC-BY-SA-3.0
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AI: Can Art Make You Healthier?

How did I miss this? A study at UC Berkeley “shows that positive emotions — such as awe, content, pride and joy — are beneficial for human health and the immune system.” Two separate experiments asked over 200 people to self-report the degree to which they were experiencing positive emotions, …

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Art Inquisition: Do You Wanna Carve a Pumpkin?

Happy Halloween, you gorgeously creative folks! Have you carved a pumpkin (or other decorative gourd-like thing) for this weekend’s festivities? Is it awesome and in need of being shared with the world? Did your carving attempts go hilariously awry? Did you know you can now share photos in our comments? I …

Lego paleontologist minifig looking through magnifying glass at the viewer, with Lego dinosaur "bones" in the backrground
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Art Inquisition: A Cure For What Ails You?

I’ve been sick this weekend and more than a little brain-fuzzy, but I still wanted to do A Thing. An Arty Thing, really. I wasn’t in much shape to string a lot of independent thoughts together, though, which isn’t really conducive to creativity. And like many people, I kinda revert …

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Art Inquisition: Who Will You Be Today?

Hey, everyone! I’m literally writing this in the car on my way to CONvergence with Ashley, and I’m super-excited to see everyone. And their costumes! There are always really creative people at CONvergence, and that means fantastic costumes. I’ve got a few riding in my suitcase right now… And like …