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Mad Quickies: Year of the Salamander and 30 days of Street Anatomy

Mad Quickies: Year of the Salamander and 30 days of Street Anatomy

Welcome to the working week… I gotcha’ some Quickies to ease the pain. Art Science Gallery has posted an open call for a group exhibition of artworks inspired by … salamanders! Interested? You can click here and download the information for Year of the Salamander. {via Surly Amy} 2000s, Arial, Bank Gothic, Eurostile, LCD, OCR-A, Swiss 911 … a typographic dissection of ̶... »

Mad Quickies: typographic butterflies, mechanical flowers and circus artists

Mad Quickies: typographic butterflies, mechanical flowers and circus artists

This is something spectacular: Mechanical Flowers Bloom & Change Color When Hit With Weather Data. Video included. {via Surly Amy} More hyperrealistic body art which amazes me and squicks me out all at the same time. {via Sarah M.} Stanford University doc James Chang is the surgeon who is fascinated with Rodin’s hands. These are from a few years ago but are still beautiful. Beyond Earth:... »

Mad Quickies: a dog in a unicorn mask and other stories

Mad Quickies: a dog in a unicorn mask and other stories

It’s the Friday Quickies! Cocktails down; surf’s up! Artist Andrew DeGraff has an upcoming art show called Cartography. Did you know: the sound of a kiss was made by Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Voyager’s golden record, The Sounds of Earth”? Lookee here – Hubble made some modern art. The Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies. You whippersnappers have no idea. Now bring me some Bris... »

Mad Quickies: make love or art or science, not war.

Mad Quickies: make love or art or science, not war.

Artist Alejandro Guijarro asks what do you see in this Quantum Mechanics’ class chalkboard? {via Mindy T.} Paging John Cage. The indie band Vulfpeck is funding a tour by streaming silence on Spotify. {via Brian G.} io9 sez: These science books deserve to become documentaries. {via CriticalDragon1177} Make love, not war. {hat tip to @OxbloodRuffin} The Hungarian photographer Sarolta Bán uses ... »

Mad Quickies: Stop riding that penguin. We’re leaving.

Mad Quickies: Stop riding that penguin. We’re leaving.

It’s the Weekend Quickies! Cocktails down; surf’s up! Jeff Schmuki describes his work as “Horticultural Installations, Interventions and Performances.” His vimeo bio reads: “His installations, interventions, and collaborations combine activism, research, and science in order to foster discussion and generate action in the area of ecological awareness.” Yes to al... »

Mad Quickies: monsters, mermaids, a Möbius music box and more

Mad Quickies: monsters, mermaids, a Möbius music box and more

It’s the Monday Quickies! To hell with the polar vortex; surf’s up! Glendon Mellow found an extremely helpful thing: a site where you can find free Public Domain/Creative Commons silhouettes of organisms. It’s called PhyloPic. Take a look at our first glimpse of ocean life at the bottom of the previously unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific. The results are surprsing. At... »

Mad Quickies: The Birthday Edition. We are Three!

Mad Quickies: The Birthday Edition. We are Three!

It’s the Weekend Quickies! And what’s more- it’s the weekend of Mad Art Lab’s Third Birthday! Choose Cake and let’s have at it, shall we? “I don’t want a relationship, I want a star ship” is just one of these awesome feminist shirts. {via Surly Amy} From Cake Wrecks: No Dungeons, Just Dragons. Check out the one that spits actual fire! {via SpaRkLecoR... »

Mad Quickies: woodworks, fiber arts, GAYTMs and more

Mad Quickies: woodworks, fiber arts, GAYTMs and more

The Stunning Symbiosis between Math and Knitting. View the slideshow. {via Smashley} SPACE DESK! {via Beth} Gerald and Summer of Elysium Woodworks create cutting boards of gorgeous geekery. {via Cloe} Asking the question: How beautiful is mathematics? {via Jamie B.} Job tip: MinutePhysics is hiring. {via Anne S.} Here’s something to inspire hope in the youngest generation. A four-year-old ma... »

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