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Mad Quickies: Wee Little Drawings, A Clock That Saws Itself In Half, Illustrated Skateboard Tricks and More!

I love finding links for you. That’s why I put them here every week. We can enjoy them together. And then we’ll have something to talk about over dinner on Sunday. Are you still coming over? As a lover and owner of many 000 and 0000 paint brushes, I can’t tell you how happy these teeny, wee little drawings and paintings by Lorraine Loots make me. These whimsical yet functional ho... »

Mad Quickies: making art from harassment, anxiety, myths, child sketches and more

Mad Quickies: making art from harassment, anxiety, myths, child sketches and more

Hey, kids, have a spoonful of Quickies to make this Monday go down much easier. “A Woman’s Room Online: An immersive experience of the daily harassment women face online” is by our very own chief, Amy Davis Roth, and it is an extraordinary art installation. Check out the site for the live feed of the gallery. Also, thanks to the super-awesome Dr. Phil Plait for his post Harassment as A... »

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Mad Quickies: Pendulum Waves Made From Bowling Balls, Ancient Egyptian Art, Historical GIFs and much more!

Welcome to your Wednesday Quickies, my dears. I’ve got some really nice stuff lined up for you all, so strap in and get gone! What would your favorite film look like if it was spread out and compiled by the average frame color? The Colors of Motion answers the question you didn’t even know you had, and it’s really neat. -Via Kim You’ve probably seen a pendulum wave before. ... »

Mad Quickies: paper art, female warriors, an imploding drum and more!

Mad Quickies: paper art, female warriors, an imploding drum and more!

Welcome to the [traditional] working week, all. Here. I baked you some nice Quickies. Absolutely no cricket flour. Unless, of course, you order the last of these items. Artist Yulia Brodskaya creates illustrations via quilled paper sculptures. This literary map of London employs data from 250 novels. And it’s a typographical triumph. André the Giant had a cool technique to memorize his lines... »

Mad Quickies: mad honey, Chola’d celebs, Tokyo nightlights and more!

Mad Quickies: mad honey, Chola’d celebs, Tokyo nightlights and more!

Alright, alright, alright! It’s the Weekend Quickies! “The Heir’s Not Apparent” reports on the strange events that are adding up to a legal battle over Vivian Maier’s photography. This could render Maier’s body of work, primarily street photography, un-seeable for years. Read more about her work here and view the Finding Vivian Maier documentary trailer here. {t... »

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Mad Quickies: Friendship is Madness, Tiny Monsters, Papercut Anatomy and Much More!

Hey gang, Brian here with your mid-week Quickies. There’s lots of cool things and frightening things to look at, but I bid you look at them all the same. Do it for me. These are so, *so* good. Wee monsters drawn on Post-its by Don Kenn. -Via Courtney It’s all right there in the title, “Friendship Is Madness”. My Little Pony as Cthulhu. -Via Ryan Hey, um, remember that new S... »

Mad Quickies: in which the Soviets win this round.

Mad Quickies: in which the Soviets win this round.

It’s the Friday Quickies! Pencils down! Surf’s up! Kate Norlander is working hard to make her book venture a reality: Geek Culture, a coffee-table book about CONvergence, the Minnesota sci-fi and fantasy convention. Norlander teamed with photographer Emmerlee Sherman and her assistant, Russ Gamache. Let’s Kickstart this, you guys. In this segment from The Moth, astronaut Michael ... »

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Mad Quickies: Fantastical Felt Creatures, Frankenstein’s Monster, Faeries Made of Bugs and More!

Hello you. We’ve made it to Wednesday. Give yourself a round of applause, a pat on the back. Please enjoy these Quickies I’ve put together, just for you. Yes you, Barbara. Let’s start off with something wonderous – 800 wooden balls suspended from a series of motors make gorgeous forms – including waves, Fibonacci spirals and labyrinths. Video below as well. For the fi... »

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