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Kitchen Lab: FAQ

With the advent of Food Fridays here at the Lab, I thought I’d take the opportunity to bring back my ludicrous Kitchen Lab posts. Why is it a lab? Because I am doing a science, of course! WTF is Kitchen Lab? Kitchen Lab is an intermittent series of Mad Art Lab …

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Mad Art Cast: Why do you art?

In this week’s full length episode, A asks the rest of the the Mad Art Cast crew about what makes them make. Being the ringer in the group, the non-creative, I wanted to know what, if anything, motivated my co-hosts to do the things they do. And if you’re creative, …

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Mad Cats!

Here at Mad Art Lab, we kinda live on the intarwebs. This means we like us some cats. (Most of us, anyway.) We like cats so much, we’ve invited some of them to LIVE WITH US. Granted, they’re not always the best roommates. They don’t pay rent, they demand to be …

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This Is What Happens When I Avoid Doing Work

I wake up early on the weekends. I can’t help it. It just carries over from the work week. So I make coffee, check the news, read Twitter and make a plan for the day – I have a bunch of artwork to do, I want to clean up the …

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Life is not a ladder. Or, really, a tree.

I’m going to stand on a soapbox for a second and talk about life. In particular, I’m going to talk about evolution. In a lot of common parlance, and a lot of media, we refer to evolution as something like a ladder — think the terrible image I used as …

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Not-So-Jurassic Park

Here’s a question for you: What do you get when you put a mammoth genome into an elephant egg? Is it a mammoth or an elephant or something else? And why would you do it?

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Happy New Year from Mad Art Lab!

How are you spending the first day of 2014? I’m making things.   See more of our paper dolls here.