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Art Inquisition: Are there hands in your handmade?

Art Inquisition: Are there hands in your handmade?

Etsy is changing their policies to permit shop owners “to hire staff, use shipping services and apply to have their products made by manufacturers.” To quote the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, this made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.  Most under scrutiny is the new “manufacturers can help you produce your designs” bit. While ... »

Cosplay, Replicas, and Royalties

Cosplay, Replicas, and Royalties

Cosplay is absurdly fun, potentially big business in itself, solid free advertising for the franchises being copied, and kind of, sort of… not legal. “What?” you say. “Not legal?” you ask. “Madness!” you exclaim. It’s true. And I think it’s a problem that everyone wants fixed. Most producers of media, be it movies or comics, have the right to d... »

Brian Cox Paper Doll

Brian Cox Paper Doll

As part of our ongoing quest to represent the finest scientific minds in the form of mashed cellulose, I present the Brian Cox paper doll. Dr. Brian Cox isn’t a groundbreaker like Newton or Einstein. He is instead a brilliant popularizer of science like Carl Sagan or Neil Degrasse Tyson. He is also one of the few literal rock-star scientists. Before working at Cern and presenting the Christm... »

Creative Dissonance Episode 9 – Underwater Basket Weaving

Creative Dissonance Episode 9 – Underwater Basket Weaving

The latest Creative Dissonance involves snorkels and hypothermia. »

Atheist Duct Tape Artist: Andy Carmichael

Atheist Duct Tape Artist: Andy Carmichael

Over here at the lab we love us some good ol’ fashioned godless art. We also love us some people with wit and a goddamn-good sense of humor. All of these lovable things have combined in a sticky, colorful mass with duct tape artist, Andy Carmichael. I was lucky enough to meet Andy at last years American Atheist art show and he (and his art) was as awesome in real life as you might hope! He i... »

Brochure/Poster/Hat: SkepchickCON edition

Brochure/Poster/Hat: SkepchickCON edition

(Hat folding instructions at the end of the post!) As well as being a poster, a program, and a hat, my hats are a MEME, you guys! Amazingly adaptable in so many ways, even the bits you tear off are useful. Promotional material around the party room? Check. Jaunty headgear? Check. Informative poster? Check. Customizable artwork? Check. Convenient SkepchickCON pocket schedule? Check. Party decoratio... »

Paper dolls available in the Skepchick party room at CONvergence. Photo by @christina39ap.

A Sandbox of Scientist Paper Dolls

Did you miss SkepchickCON? Wish you could have been there with us? We wish you could have been there too! So we’ve brought a little piece of SkepchickCON back home to you: our Geek Art workshop, full of scientist paper dolls. The whole set is here, and we’re already plotting to make more. Who are we missing? Who would you love to see as a paper doll? Let us know in the comments; we may... »

10 Myths About Corsetry

10 Myths About Corsetry

As mentioned in a couple previous posts, I make corsets. As someone who goes to steampunk events fairly regularly, and as someone who went to Renaissance fairs almost religiously as a child, I am somewhat more familiar than the average person with the practicalities and realities of corset-making and corset-wearing. So read below for some common myths about corsets, skewed highly towards the Victo... »

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