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The STA 100 Show Returns

An inclusively-exclusive design competition showcasing the top 100 examples of exceptional graphic design and typography, the STA100 competition has been relaunched by the Society of Typographic Arts after a many-year hiatus. After extending its call for entries through August 1, this year’s competition was open to professional, student, personal, and, for the …

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This Steampunk Beats Your Cosplay

November 20-22nd Lumen Jewelry was a vendor at TeslaCon 6 in Madison Wisconsin.  I’ve been to large and small cons, but never a Steampunk or an immersion event. I was blown away, 95% of the 1600 attendees were in costume.  And over 50% of them were elaborate costumes with accessories, makeup, …

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Engineering is Actually Girly

About a month ago I checked something off my bucket list, I gave a TEDx Talk.  Queue the montage of months of practicing and nervous breakdowns.  Why did I want to do this again? Because this is my story and it is important for the world to hear it.  Engineering …

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MAL-o-ween Costume Review of Awesomeness

Welcome, November! That fine autumn month, full of pumpkin spice and everything nice. But wait, what’s that I hear? The sound of… CHRISTMAS MUSIC? Waitwaitwait, I’m not done with Halloween yet! Personally, I’m a bit resistant to jingling bells prior to Thanksgiving week, but YMMV. Since Halloween may be the craftiest of …

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Mad Art Cast: Scott Sigler’s ALIVE

This week the Mad Art Cast crew is joined by Scott Sigler: New York Times bestselling novelist, XCOM enthusiast and (full disclosure) business partner to our own ARealGirl. Scott’s new book, ALIVE, comes out a week from today. The jacket copy reads thusly: For fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, …

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Officially underwater: Nanowrimo update 3

Day: 18 Goal word count: 30,000 Word count: 25,013 Mood: Overwhelmed Prognosis: Need to sit down and write.

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A Tale of Physics, Betrayal, and Art: The World Premiere of Delicate Particle Logic

It has been 70 years since nuclear fission co-discoverer Lise Meitner was passed over for the Nobel Prize, and for many, the wound is still raw and open. While we largely understand why Chien-Shiung Wu or Rosalind Franklin were denied the award (the former, because experimentalists are always passed over …

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Writing by the seat of my pants: Nanowrimo update 2

Day: 10 Goal word count: 16,667 Current word count: 17,781 Mood: Circumspect Prognosis: I did a lot of cleaning up today, which I hope will set me up better from here on out.

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