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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 their visit would make their lives matter. Artists often feel the same way about the reasons why they make art. What makes a life matter? What will outlive us? We discuss these complex ideas and learn a bit about the science of bugs.

Surly Amy interviews the entomologist, Dr Gwen Pearson, also known as Bug Girl! You can find out more about Gwen by visiting her blog on Wired.

You can learn more about the Mars One project and watch their promo videos  on their official website. Find out what we really think of the project by listening to the podcast!

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A B Kovacs is the Director of Døøm at Empty Set Entertainment, a publishing company she co-founded with critical thinker and fiction author Scott Sigler. She considers herself a “Creative Adjacent” — helping creative people be more productive and prolific by managing the logistics of Making for the masses. She's a science nerd, a rabid movie geek, and an unrepentantly voracious reader. She doesn't like chocolate all that much.

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