Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: 3D Minecraft, Crocheted Dry Leaf Art, Periodic Table Soap and More!

Holy Moly, gang. I have some really great stories for you today. Like, just check this stuff out. I can’t tell you how happy I am about these.

Have you ever imagined actually being inside the world of Minecraft? I have. Like, a bunch of times. Well we don’t have to imagine it anymore. I can’t even describe what is happening in this augmented reality demo from the E3 conference, but a whole Mine craft world unfolds on top of a table. I just… just look.

This is really blowing my mind. I’ve worked with skeleton leaves before, but this is just on a totally different level – Artist Susanna Bauer takes dry leaves and crochets them together. She cuts holes in dry leaves and crochets a pattern into the hole. She stitches together dry leaves into tiny little cubes. Dry. Leaves.

Retail Find – Hypoallergenic, vegan soap shaped like the elements on the periodic table. I hope you have lots of storage so you can get them all. -Via Donna

This is really great. A film that raises money for charity, “Legends of the Knight is a documentary film that tells the true stories of individuals who were inspired to become real-life heroes because of their childhood love of Batman. The film expresses the power all of us have to be heroic and has inspired viewers of all ages to embrace their inner superhero.” -Via Amy

Photography has been such a valuable tool in making scientific discoveries and now there’s an exhibition that documents this collaboration. “Revelations: Experiments in Photography investigates the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art and includes some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography.” The shows is running at London’s Science Museum. -Via Amy

Have you ever wanted to watch all of the Star Wars films at the same time, but thought to yourself “I Just don’t have the 6 screens necessary to make it happen”. Well guess what? Now you can watch all 6 films play simultaneously. Overlapped. At the same time. One right on top of the other. I’m not kidding, this is real.

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Brian George

Brian George

Brian George is an illustrator who lives and works in the Van Beardswick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His fierce love of cheesecake is often (but not always) thwarted by his intolerance for lactose. He will draw and paint for your amusement (‘amusement’ is archaic Etruscan slang for ‘money’). Visit his portfolio, follow his tweets @brianggeorge or on G+


  1. June 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Brian George,

    I saw something like that where you could watch six films simultaniously in the Back to The Future part 2 version of 2015. In Marty Mcfly’s future house they had some kind of giant TV that would let them watch multiple channels at the same time. Although we would have the technology to do something like that today, I can imagine why it wouldn’t catch on. It can be distracting sometimes to talk to people and listen to music at the same time, and people get angry at you for talking in a movie theater.

    The idea of watching all six Star Wars movies simultaneously, doesn’t seem like something I would enjoy, especially since it literally appears to be simultaneously in that video.

  2. June 17, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Yeah, it is not a good way to watch the movies. I just thought it was funny.

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