Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: The Male Gaze in Art, Flowers in Space, The Animals of Tatooine and More!

Oh, hello there. Donna is currently abroad, searching out a good location for Mad Art Lab Island. So you’re stuck with me today. But fear not! I’ve gathered some truly lovely links for you all. Because I think you’re just the fanciest folks around. Like, really super-fancy.

I’m not gonna lie. After we saw this tree that grows 40 different kinds of fruits at once, we knew we needed to have one for the aforementioned Mad Art Lab Island. – Via criticaldragon1177

Our pal Glendon Mellow had an epic twitter rant about the Male Gaze in relation to art and that now-infamous Science magazine cover. Read this and internalize every bit of it. It’s important. – Via Amy

This is seriously breathtaking: Artist Makoto Azuma takes photographs of flowers in space. No, really.

Some lovely science, quotes and ideas by Picasso, all about dust.

Okay this is really, really interesting. Maggie Koerth-Baker illuminates on the subject of the animal life of Tatooine.

These are incredible. Videos of mechanical singing bird automata.





Featured Image by Makoto Azuma

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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. July 23, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Brian George

    If you’re interested, Io9 did a followup to that story on the tree that bares more than 40 kinds of fruit. They talk more about how it was accomplished here,

    How to Harvest Cherries, Peaches and Almonds, All From the Same Tree

  2. July 25, 2014 at 9:26 am

    @criticaldragon1177: Perfect! Thanks for posting the link.

  3. July 25, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Brian George,

    You’re Welcome.

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