Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Vulcan Musings, Everyday Levitation, Mosul Rampage, Book Domino Record-breaker and More!

Hello, friends- by now we’ve all tried to process the passing of Leonard Nimoy, whose last tweet will surely go on record as one of the best of famous last words. There are some cultural icons whose death feels like a real marker of mortality and change and some hit harder than most. [An earlier example was Steve Jobs, at least it was for me.] Nimoy’s death is one of those: larger-than-life and yet completely personal. I’m sharing a few of my favorite links with you and I hope you enjoy. On a lighter note, this one about beginnings- Mad Art Lab just turned four and, simultaneously, some very enterprising people here have started Mad Art Cast. You can subscribe to your favorite podcatcher here. Oh, you guys? One more thing. LLAP.


Vulcan, the Soul of Spock: parts 1 and 2

from the page
Critic and video essayist Matt Zoller Seitz muses on the appeal of Mr. Spock, the duality of man, all that stuff.


The Seattle Public Library is the record setter:
Book Domino Chain World Record
{via Jon D.}

from the page

The Seattle Public Library launched the 2013 Summer Reading Program by setting a new world record for the longest book domino chain!

The books used to make this domino chain were either donated or are out of date and no longer in the library’s collection. They are now being sold by the Friends of Seattle Public Library to help raise money for library programs and services.

No books were harmed during the filming of this video.



Featured image is one of the many images from the #SciArt tweet storm timeline Spider Sexy Dance by Christine Fleming.


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  1. March 16, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Longer interview (10 minute) about my work at:

    Thomas Asmuth

  2. March 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Thanks so much, Thomas, and all the best to you.

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