Build an Art Machine for the SciFri Science Club!

Build an Art Machine for the SciFri Science Club!

The public radio program Science Friday recently announced an awesome new feature: Science Club! Inspired by a book club, where everyone reads the same book and then comes together to discuss, the Science Club asks everyone to go away and do the same science project and share the results with the community. I love this idea, and for Mad Art Labbers and lovers, it only gets better: The inaugural pr... »

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Game of Thrones Recap: Season 4, Episode 1

Content Note: Rape, incest, homophobia, gendered insults, potential anorexia, sleep disorders Spoiler’s From Last Night’s Episode Ahead Fresh from last season’s crowd-surfing, white savior finale (and just as our hearts were beginning to heal after the Red Wedding), Game of Thrones is back for more action, incest, and just plain weird-ass shit. Who will die this season? Will Joff... »

Mad Quickies: typographic butterflies, mechanical flowers and circus artists

Mad Quickies: typographic butterflies, mechanical flowers and circus artists

This is something spectacular: Mechanical Flowers Bloom & Change Color When Hit With Weather Data. Video included. {via Surly Amy} More hyperrealistic body art which amazes me and squicks me out all at the same time. {via Sarah M.} Stanford University doc James Chang is the surgeon who is fascinated with Rodin’s hands. These are from a few years ago but are still beautiful. Beyond Earth:... »

Lab Track: Cell Song

Lab Track: Cell Song

Today’s lab track contains a special bonus: in addition to being a song about science, the music video is made from science. Animated by Ewan Jones Morris, the video is crafted entirely of cutouts from vintage science journals, encyclopedias, and magazines. Within the spinning, expanding images, he inserted black and white video of the band performing. John Brownlee of Fast Company Design, w... »

NSFW Balloon Animals

NSFW Balloon Animals

For reasons too complex and bizarre to explain in full, I found myself needing to learn the craft of ballooning such that I could create sculptures of genitalia to support a lecture series at a museum. Such a ludicrous skill should not be kept secret, so I shall share it here. What follows is a not at all safe for work guide to balloon making. Sperm Let’s start with something tame, a spermat... »

Mad Quickies – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Marvel Superheroines

Mad Quickies – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and Marvel Superheroines

Time for the Friday Quickies! Today, I’m all about the the cheerful, the beautiful, uplifting and just all-around sweet things. The featured image is a composite image of Eight Hours of takeoffs at LAX by Mike Kelley. First, your nostalgia hit: The Feisty Feminism of Girls Just Want to Have Fun Femmeslash Friday looks at Frenchy and Rizzo Carol Danvers is my patronus. A preview of Captain Ma... »

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