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Mad Art Cast Episode #7 – Mars One, Bug Girl and Mattering!

Mad Art Cast Episode #7 – Mars One, Bug Girl and Mattering!

w00t! Here’s Episode #7 -Mars One, Bug Girl and Mattering! This week the Mad Art Cast crew talks art, science, Mars One, our many sponsors, the transient nature of art and the need for fame … and how all that fits into busy lives. There is an interesting idea behind all the people who want to go to Mars in the Mars One project, at least the ones in the promo videos- they all are hopeful that... »

painted plaster copy of a rune stone from St. Paul's Cathedral in London, depicting an animal of some kind in red and black

A-Viking We Will Go

Yaaarr, Vikings! Plunder and pillage! Huge, be-furred raiders in horned helmets! Everyone has their own personal Mjolnir! If that’s what comes to mind when someone says “Vikings,” you may want to reconsider. The very word viking, as it’s commonly used, is somewhat inaccurate. It derives from Old Norse, and meant a trade ship or a raid. Viking is actually more of a verb; whe... »

Radio Astronomers are LOOKING not Listening to the Cosmos

Radio Astronomers are LOOKING not Listening to the Cosmos

Support more of my science and art projects like this one on my Patreon. One of the myths about the science of radio astronomy is that scientists are listening to the cosmos in hopes of finding alien life. This myth has become part of popular culture primarily because of the word, “radio” and because of the very popular movie, Contact where we see Jodi Foster intently listening with he... »

Mad Art Cast Episode #5 – Zodiac!

Mad Art Cast Episode #5 – Zodiac!

We’re back with Episode #5! Mad Art Cast Quickie! A Kovacs, the resident non-artist on the ‘cast, brings up a post about art of the signs of the zodiac, and how it messed with her critical thinking mind. If you like our ‘cast please rate us on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher! Show notes: The original post, with awesome zodiac art: 12 Zodiac Signs Reborn As Horrifying Monsters ... »

Mad Art Cast Episode 3: #sciart Quickie

Mad Art Cast Episode 3: #sciart Quickie

Mad Art Cast Quickie! We’re dropping our third overall episode but our second short episode this week to shout about the cool #sciart tweet storm happening over at Twitter. Listen in then go check out the art! Scroll down to listen to the podcast! »

Mad Art Cast is live!

Mad Art Cast is live!

Big news! The crew here at Mad Art Lab have started a podcast!  Mad Art Cast is available by clicking the link below, or by connecting to your favorite podcatcher here! Mad Art Cast features Amy Davis Roth as our host, with Ashley Hamer, Brian George and me rounding out the voices. Similar to this blog itself, our discussions are at the intersection of art and science. We’re interested in he... »

So you want to scan some artwork…

So you want to scan some artwork…

Hi all, I thought it might be useful for people if I wrote up a tutorial on how to scan pencil drawings in Photoshop. This is something that I was never explicitly taught, despite a BFA degree and an inclination towards digital art, but instead it’s information that I’ve slowly figured out over the years through trial and error. I specifically want to talk about pencil drawings though ... »

A Woman’s Room Online

A Woman’s Room Online

[Trigger warning for images based on threats and harassment] Originally posted on Skepchick. Get your black dresses- and your reading glasses out. There is an art show a comin’ to town! For the past month I, along with the help of LAWAAG have been building an art exhibit called, A Woman’s Room Online. The art installation is about online harassment and stalking from the perspective of ... »

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