Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Prosthetic Glitter Cannon, Trump Tombstone in Central Park, Art Crimes and More!

Hey gang, it’s only Wednesday and I have a feeling most of you are already done with this week. I know I am. So let’s take a breather from the news cycle and indulge in today’s Quickies, okay?

Let’s start with some radness from a 10-year-old who has constructed her very own glitter cannon prosthetic arm. Yes you read that correctly. Video below. -Via Donna

Here’s some weirdness – A tombstone for Donald Trump mysteriously appeared in Central Park but was removed by park officials.

I made my own hanging lamps out of jars. They look cool. However, I didn’t think to make them into small terrarium lamps like Nui Studios. And now I wish I had.

Amateur astronomers may have just witnessed something slamming into Jupiter. I love these animations.

Sougwen Chung is an artist and research affiliate in MIT’s Media Lab. She has collaborated with developer Yotam Mann to create a robot arm that can draw. Not only that, using an overhead camera, it mimics the motions of Chung while she draws. In contemplating the forth-coming robot apocalypse and its relation to art, MALer Jim says: “Smashcut to the artist’s bleached, white skeleton and the robot arm still drawing away.” But seriously, this is amazing. Video below. -Via Donna

Your. Weekly. Art. Crimes.



Featured image via @sachinrb/Instagram)



Glitter Cannon!



Our future art overlord: The robot drawing arm. All Hail.

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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+

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