Mad Quickies: Life-Like DNA Portraits, Flash Forward Podcast, Art Crimes and More!
Hello my friends. Brian here, as promised, to bring you your week-ending dose of Quickies. Many thanks to Donna for swapping. And yes, I brought some Art Crimes with me. Did you think I’d forget?
Remember the bonkers-looking house where The Dude encounters a debauched party scene in The Big Lebowski? Well it was designed by architect John Lautner and its owner has donated it to LACMA. -Via Amy
Gorgeous sculptures of ceramic coral reefs by artist Courtney Mattison.
Awesome Podcast Alert! Flash Forward, hosted by the wonderful Rose Eveleth, works like this “Flash Forward is a podcast about the future. Each week we take on a possible future scenario — everything from the existence of artificial wombs, to what would happen if space pirates dragged a second moon to Earth.” I love it and so should you.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has a new logo. And, you guessed it, people have OPINIONS about it.
Scientific artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg takes DNA from discarded gum, cigarette butts and nail clippings to create life-like 3D portraits. Lots of interesting questions are raised here.
Featured image by Courtney Mattison