You guys, our trusty correspondent and art guy of major skills, Brian, is off on a seekrit assignment. I can never adequately match his awesomeness at Quickifying the net for you but I can humbly offer these fab links. Enjoy! I’m going to lead with this but after you read it, you might be pretty busy for a while. Please do remember to return to read the rest of the Quickies. Download 422 Fre... »
It’s Saturday! And I’ve got your diversion for you — a bag full of quirks and links and an astounding video of first and final frames of 55 films. Here we go! Alicia Watkins is a cross-stitch genius. Check out her newly embroidered microbes and germs. This is worth it for the stunning illustrations alone. The Illustrated Story of Persian Polymath Ibn Sina and How He Shaped the Course o... »
Hey there gang. It’s been a busy week for me so far. But I’m never too busy to share some Quickies with you, Darlene. Let’s start things off right. Check out these fantastic kinetic sculptures by Jennifer Townley that use *gasp* math and science and stuff! From the artist’s statement: “The works derive from her fascination with science, with an emphasis on physics, en... »
Mad Quickies: Goodbye Mr. Pratchett, Sound Science, Simpsons Conspiracy, Planetarium Book, Fun at MOMA and More!
Hello, fellow art nerds! This is such a glorious day! … unless, of course, you’re a triskaidekaphobe … and then you’re just hiding out until Pi Day dawns tomorrow. Herewith for you end o’ the week enjoyment are a few links I think you’ll like. Sorry for the sadness here but we need to say a fond goodnight, Terry Pratchett and thanks for all your fantastic words.... »
I have some Mad Art Cast business to attend to (I have to watch a movie… for research), so I’m gonna cut the the chase: HERE ARE YOUR WEDNESDAY QUICKIES. You tried to do this at your office holiday party, but artist Navid Baraty has taken scanning full moons to a whole new level (get it?). He throws particular stuff on a copier bed, scans and voila! gorgeous, imaginary astronomical ima... »
Dear Marian Call, Alaskan Extraordinaire- how DO you deal with this weather? Because, hello from the still-frozen Northeast. I’d wave, but my fingers have been wrapped around this mug of tea for three months now. I kid. I put the mug down long enough to tap out these Q-Q-Q-Q-Q-Quickies. Science writer and cancer biology PhD, Beckie Port, assembled her choice of 75 of the best #SciArt in this... »
It’s been quite a crazy week here at The Lab – Our 4th birthday, the launch of our own podcast with it’s requisite Twitter and Facebook accounts, (Should we make an Ello account too?) oh and more snow. Well, at least where I am in the northeastern United States. But let’s talk Quickies. You need them and I’ve got them. Let’s start with the big news – The w... »
Mad Quickies: Vulcan Musings, Everyday Levitation, Mosul Rampage, Book Domino Record-breaker and More!
Hello, friends- by now we’ve all tried to process the passing of Leonard Nimoy, whose last tweet will surely go on record as one of the best of famous last words. There are some cultural icons whose death feels like a real marker of mortality and change and some hit harder than most. [An earlier example was Steve Jobs, at least it was for me.] Nimoy’s death is one of those: larger-than... »