Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Peeps Dioramas, Kraken Playground, EVE Online and Citizen Science, The Story of Place, Extrapolation Short and More!

My calendar tells me that this is Good Friday. Y’know what’s good about today? Simply the fact that it IS Friday. Bravo to all of you for making it through another work week. I hope you’re all enjoying the weekend/holiday respite no matter what or how you celebrate. And now… it’s time for the Quickies!

This is extraordinary! Not just the art but the dynamic. This is a microcosm of interaction, invention, war and peace. A fascinating read. When pixels collide.

Who doesn’t love a good Peeps® diorama? I give you Moby Peep created by Helen Fields, a DC-based science writer. [Bonus: finding this meant finding the excellent science blog collective The Last Word on Nothing.]

Did you think that was it for Peeps® news? Well hang onto your chicks and bunnies, because here are The Winners of the 2017 Peeps® Diorama Contest. There some seriously sophisticated diorama ideas here!

Chemical engineer and an accomplished artist Marie Wohlfahrt’s true passion is painting. Video short included.

“If you enjoy navigating distant galaxies, leading intergalactic alliances and fighting space pirates, you might want to take on another challenge: discovering real planets.” EVE Online gamers will seek real exoplanets in virtual universe. Via Critical Dragon

You might recall the Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman’s kooky fun urban installations like the Rubber Duck in the Thames. Now he’s designed this incredible adorably super-cool giant friendly octopus that is an immersive playground for kids in Shenzhen.

Written by Google employee Tea Uglow, developed by design studio Impossible Bureau, and published by Editions At Play, this bizarre digital book must be destroyed before sharing.

These powerful self-portraits show William Utermohlen’s descent into Alzheimer’s Disease.

Retail find: ThinkGeek has added to their first set of Star Wars tiki mugs with a second set and Jabba the Hutt and Salacious Crumb. I have to say these are beautifully rendered. (officially licensed)

Did you know that Dolly Parton once entered a Dolly Parton look-a-like contest—and lost? Or that for one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu” to mark Pokemon’s U.S. debut? These are only two of 116 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts.

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Extrapolate by Johan Rijpma

from the page

In this hand drawn animation a line is being extrapolated through a grid. When the line surpasses the boundaries of the grid, the process spreads to and reflects on its surroundings. Beyond each boundary the extrapolation of movement is causing deformation in a systematic but speculative way.

This work was created with support from ”Animation Artist in Residence Tokyo 2016” part of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho) ”Project to invite overseas creators of media arts 2016” and the Mondriaan Fund.

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Featured image is an excerpt from the diorama “Peep Show: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Peeps” by Jeremy Mark, Kate Blizinsky, Ariel O’Connor.

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