Performance Art

Show Us Your Ugly Things, Standup Comedy Edition

Show Us Your Ugly Things, Standup Comedy Edition

Showing your ugly things is a theme that Mad Art Lab harps on regularly. The idea is that the silly drawings or crafts or songs or writing you do behind closed doors for yourself and yourself alone, no matter how terrible you think it is, shouldn’t be kept secret. Putting your stuff out there for the world to see achieves a whole number of wonderful things: critique, for example, is essentia... »

Album of the Week – tUnE-yArDs’ “W H O K I L L”

Album of the Week – tUnE-yArDs’ “W H O K I L L”

Hello there, Lab Rats. If you’re anything like me, there’s nothing quite like a great bit of art to light that fire under your social activist ass. In my case, nothing burns hotter than a great album, so I’ve decided to share a favorite of mine every week with you lucky so and sos. For our first venture into the wonderful world of carefully collected sounds, I thought we’d ... »

Freakshow and Tell Posters

Freakshow and Tell Posters

A year or so ago, MAL’s Beth introduced our local skeptics group to Thom Britton and his show, Freakshow and Tell. That night during his show, he asked me to stand on his head while he was lying on a pile of broken glass. Not the absolute weirdest way I’ve ever spent a Friday night, but close. Thom is a mix of the Jim Rose Circus and Bill Nye. He performs a number of classic freakshow ... »

Earphones in a Lightbox, logos removed and isolated. From carloszk on sxc.hu

Art Inquisition: What’s That Sound?

While the word “multimedia” may make you think of grade-school dioramas or terrible auto-play anything on inconsiderate websites, it can be used by those unfamiliar with art not in frames as a sort of catch-all phrase for any non-traditional art. Music they understand. Paintings, sure. Sculpture can toe the line, depending on how representational it is. And mention the word “inst... »

Creative Dissonance Episode 9 – Underwater Basket Weaving

Creative Dissonance Episode 9 – Underwater Basket Weaving

The latest Creative Dissonance involves snorkels and hypothermia. »

Live performance of Godless Perviness.

Live performance of Godless Perviness.

If you are not aware of the Godless Perverts, you really should be, I mean with Greta Christina as one of the spearheads, how can it not be good. Last weekend in San Francisco at the Center for Sex and Culture was the latest installment of the Godless Perverts Story Hour which featured readings from Jen Cross, David Fitzgerald, Greta Christina, Virgie Tovar, M Christian, Molly Weatherfield aka Pam... »

Nerrd Lines

Nerrd Lines

Robin Thicke’s recent hit “Blurred Lines” is more than a little problematic (this excellent gender-swapped parody by Mod Carousel illustrates a few of its issues), but we’ve got one problem with that isn’t getting nearly enough attention: not enough lyrics about cosplay! Thankfully, nerd hip hop troubador Adam WarRock has addressed our concerns with his own parody abo... »

Etched decanter auction + The Amazing Skepchick Cure-All

Etched decanter auction + The Amazing Skepchick Cure-All

A huge thank you to everyone who came to our SkepchickCON panels at CONvergence, as well as everyone who stopped by the Skepchick Sideshow party room. I’m excited to announce that the beautiful glass decanters containing the cures for Dyspepsia, Palpitations, and Jaundice–the Amazing Skepchick Cure-All!–are all up for auction this week to help us raise funds for an even better Sk... »

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