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Welcome Home, Chris Hadfield!

Internet sensation and musical astronaut Chris Hadfield has returned safely to terra firma and we’re absolutely elated to have him back.

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I’ve got Moxie

…a small share of it, anyway. Picked it up by osmosis at the fantabulous MoxieCon, the second of its kind, put on by the wondrous women of Quite Strong. Good lord, this is how I keep working. I get so dragged down with endless images pasted into Word files, last-minute …

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Stripsearch! (or, Where Has Maki Been?)

Maki Naro has been with The Lab since the very beginning. He’s written great articles. He has a wonderful webcomic. And perhaps most importantly, he is the caretaker of a magnificent beard. But do you know what else he has? You guessed it! A starring role on Penny Arcade’s reality …

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Preparing For a Body Positive Summer

The weather has been warming and it has me thinking about the ever impending booty short season and how I can stay body positive and embrace my curves.

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Random Acts of Art: 3.24 Astronomy is Beautiful

Rumor has it, a whole lot of funding is going to disappear this coming week as NASA feels the effects of huge budget cuts due to sequestration. Hardest hit will be programs designed for outreach and public science communication. It may be up to us, as artists and civilians, to …

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Len Peralta Doing D&D Commissions

Len Peralta is the kind of brilliant that I can get behind. He is an artist that seems to get his joy from making other people’s ideas come to life. I met him at Dragon*Con last year and did a panel with his disembodied head. You may know him from …

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MaKey MaKey Cat Photo Booth

As you probably know, water is conductive (hopefully you didn’t learn that the hard way). What this means, among other things, is that you can actually use water as a MaKey MaKey trigger. Leave a connected alligator clip in a vessel of water, ground yourself and stick your finger in …

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MaKey MaKey DDR Pads

I’m back to share with you the very first contraption I rigged up with my MaKey MaKey kit: dance pads for playing Flash Flash Revolution more like the game it imitates. (If you missed my first post that explains the concept of the MaKey MaKey, you should check it out …