Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Magic Yarn, Satellite Art, Futuro House, Speed Dating Vid and More!

In an interview about his recently revised work, Philip Glass had this to say, ““We are now in very interesting territory, where the artists are trying to catch up. It’s not art imitating life; it’s art trying to catch up with life. Because life is changing in front of us.” True words, Mr. Glass, true words. Just wanted to share that, you guys. Now let’s do the Quickies…

This is so utterly fantastic! It’s the most amazing collection of art and it’s all satellite images. Benjamin Grant is responsible for the Daily Overview Project. You MUST see this.

“The New Yorker” states, “For centuries, the Herculaneum scrolls have stymied papyrologists. Can a particle accelerator make them all readable?” Here then is The Quest to Unlock an Ancient Library.

Seeing voting rights under siege, Philip Glass rewrites “Appomattox,” an opera.

I’m one of those people there for the whole shift to computers and the ascendance of Apple. I adored Steve Jobs and his design focus and the importance of the user experience. Although I still love the brand, sometimes I wonder if Apple has lost its way. Apple veterans Don Norman and Bruce Tognazzini feel that Apple is giving design a bad name.

Holly Christensen’s Magic Yarn Project is bringing a little magic to kids with cancer.

Word guy Stan Carey answers the question Why do we ‘grin like a Cheshire cat’?.

Welcome to the Futuro House and the dream-come-true project of British artist Craig Barnes.

You guys, there are so many magical images here of gorgeous installations. The Largest Art Festival in the World: The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale.


This charming short is by Meghann Artes starring Baize Buzan.

More at Laughing Squid.

from the page

Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort, speed dating. But the absurd cast of characters she encounters makes her wonder if being single is not so bad after all.


Featured image is an excerpt by Benjamin Grant from the Daily Overview Project. The caption reads: “The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project near Tonopah, Nevada powers up to 75,000 homes during peak electricity periods. So how does it work? The project uses 17,500 heliostat mirrors to collect and focus the sun’s thermal energy to heat molten salt flowing through a 540-foot (160 m) tall solar power tower. The molten salt then circulates from the tower to a storage tank where it is used to produce steam and generate electricity. One last thing – look closely at the lower left corner of this Overview and you’ll see an airplane flying over the complex!”


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