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… …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Art Under Authoritarian Attack, X-Files for Kids, Celia’s Show, Vantablack, Synesthesia Art and More!

Well what do you know, it’s Friday, my friends. Time flies when there are fifteen political outrages every day. Let’s take a moment of self-care and bask in the warmth of these remarkable stories. Grab an umbrella drink and let’s go! Artist Melissa McCracken has the condition synesthesia. She experiences …

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Make Each Other Brave

Woot Suit Riot released their first live album yesterday. Go listen to it. The album speaks for itself, the rest of what I have to say is for people without headphones handy. They play the nerd rock/folk in the same broad genre as Jonathan Coulton, Molly Lewis, Marian Call, and Paul …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: TrumpScratch, Zero G Dance, Strange Beasts, Overhead Portraits and More!

Hello, my friends, you look so refreshed! I say, you should continue to kick back and chill with these fine links I’ve gathered for you. Enjoy! Once in a while there’s a moment of justice. Amazon Pulls Castalia House Book for Ripping Off John Scalzi Cover. Painter-turned-sculptor Brian Dettmer trashes …

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The Feel Good Bar and Grill a Book About Robots You Can Color

You guys! I made my first book! It’s called The Feel Good Bar and Grill and you can color it if you want! From my Book Baby page: The Feel Good Bar and Grill is a fictional, illustrated story for all ages about a robot named Lina who builds a …

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World Water Day illustration of a woman drinking from a bottle in front of a stream that turns from brown to blue.
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Why Waste Water?

It’s World Water Day! Celebrated every year since 1993, World Water Day is about “taking action to tackle the water crisis.” What crisis? Well, 1.8 billion people are currently at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio because their source of drinking water is contaminated with…poop. Well, poop. What does …

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closeup of two "I voted" stickers in NYC; they are stuck to the thumbs of two people over the sidewalk
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Art Inquisition: Could You Be Our Next Winner?

  The NYC Campaign Finance Board, of all places, may have me rethinking my general rule against design contests. For the most part, I’m opposed to working for free (like most of us are). Spec work “for exposure” or “to see if I like it” isn’t an arrangement that would ever fly at the …

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A Gray Cloud of Suspicion Now Hangs Over the White House

Twice during the testimony of Mr Comey and Admiral Michael Rogers today did I hear mention of a “cloud” hanging over the White House and our country. There are a few good articles out there that detail what happened in the FBI and NSA testimony today. In a nutshell, Trump …

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