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Mad Quickies 3.10 – Asari Sex and Vegetarian Personal Ads

To Harriet, on her 50th Birthday – Reflections on Harriet the Spy Halley Docherty inserts classic works of art into Google street view. Sexual assault for the lulz in J. Michael Straczynski’s Apocalypse Al Vegetarian Personal Ads – “Must be mated phrenologically and spiritually, or not at all” Can dance work on the radio? Mass Effect science: Asari Sex & Genes 101... »

Mad Quickies 3.5

Mad Quickies 3.5

Portrait of a Community Inside Barneys’ groundbreaking campaign featuring 17 trans* models Stuff Being Thrown at My Head via Anne Astronaut Mae Jemison talks about women in STEM. I love her. LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS COPEPOD. It’s little and it flashes blue with the right light. The Last of Us True tales of the last members of doomed species. Color photos of the inside of the Hindenburg Re... »

Girls, Girls, Girls is Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

Girls, Girls, Girls is Awesome, Awesome, Awesome

Hello Labbers! I don’t know if you knew this, but hair metal is one of my most favorite things. When I found out that Motley Crue had not one, but TWO all girl-covers bands, I sprung into action! Because hey, what’s the use of writing for an art blog if you can’t use it to talk to people who you think are really awesome? Without further ado, an interview with Girls, Girls, Girls!... »

The Art Assignment

The Art Assignment

An exciting new YouTube channel launched today that I thought should be on your radar. It’s called The Art Assignment and is hosted by Sarah Urist Green and her husband John Green. Sarah has been active in the art world for quite some time; cutting her teeth at Columbia University before her most recent job curating at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. John is an active writer of Young Adult n... »

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Dead Lines

The title of this piece is “Dead Lines” though the post could legitimately be subtitled “How Charles can be even more embarrassingly amateur at puppetry”, though maybe that wouldn’t fit in the title bar. It is from a live performance at the local Atlanta Puppet Slam (The Puckin Fuppet Show). Anyway, without further ado: The script is, like most of the Death By Puppets... »

Mad Quickies 2.10 – Cephalopod Bedtime and Soap Bubble Cyclones

Mad Quickies 2.10 – Cephalopod Bedtime and Soap Bubble Cyclones

Bedtime for Invertebrates. These tiny felted cephalopods being tucked into bed are adorable. Take a picture of a bumblebee and help do science! Visualizing Character Interactions in The Hobbit, The Glass Menagerie and Kafka on the Shore Over on The Finch and Pea, Josh Witten talks about how Jargon will make Time Travel very confusing Etsy treasury of the day: The Wonderful World of Microbiology vi... »

Tricking the Light Fantastic: How to Use Photons to See Something Smaller Than a Photon

Tricking the Light Fantastic: How to Use Photons to See Something Smaller Than a Photon

A while back I compared visualizing something on the nanometer scale (like, for instance, a DNA strand) with optical microscopy to trying to see what a strand of yarn looked like by throwing beach balls at it. But because engineers can get around almost any rule, they’ve found a way to do just that. Read on for more about how it works, why it’s cool, and what it means. »

FtBCon 2 and Mad Art Lab Unite!

FtBCon 2 and Mad Art Lab Unite!

FtBCon is back, and Mad Art Lab is taking over! This weekend, you’ll have the chance to see some of your favorite Mad Art Labbers discuss topics like Artistic Secularism, Growing Up Godless, Social Media at Conferences, and the intersection of Veganism and Humanism! For those of you who aren’t familiar with FtBCon, it’s an online conference that is completely free to attend. Pane... »

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