side-by-side images of two large blue bags with shoulder straps: one from Balenciaga, and one from Ikea.
DesignFashionMarketing

Frakta-ing the Market for Blue Bags

Does it rustle? Can you wash it with a hose? Did you pay $2,150 for it? Wait… one of these things is not like the others. As a part of their Spring/Summer men’s runway show, French fashion house Balenciaga presented a large blue “shopper bag” that’s distinctly reminiscent of an entirely …

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a crowd of Chicagoans carrying science-related signs for the March for Science. The Chicago skyline is in the background.
ActivismAIArtArt InquisitionCraftingpoliticsScience

Art Inquisition: Did You March for Science?

This past Saturday, scientists and science-enthusiasts took to the streets of over 600 cities around the globe to proclaim their love for SCIENCE. Yes, in all-caps! Here at the Lab, we do love us some science… capital letters or no. And we’ve got opinions on the March as varied as …

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Top 9 Music Video Dance Routines

I learned to dance largely from watching music videos and copying what I saw. That was often an exercise in frustration because the standard format for a music video has a cut about once a second, making it impossible to follow the movements. Even videos with impressive dance numbers cut …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: The Earth Day Edition

Good day, my lovelies, and HAPPY EARTH DAY! I hope you can celebrate by marching today FOR SCIENCE or recycling or beautifying your neighborhood or hiking a beautiful trail or visiting a state park or contacting your local politicians or donating to an environmental cause or doing fun science experiments …

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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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Geekerymusic

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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  • User AvatarDonna I went to the Bethlehem, Pa rally. It was heartening how many people showed up, people from seemingly every demographic! I wish there were actionable... – Apr 24, 5:48 PM
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Geekerymusic

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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a crowd of Chicagoans carrying science-related signs for the March for Science. The Chicago skyline is in the background.
ActivismAIArtArt InquisitionCraftingpoliticsScience

Art Inquisition: Did You March for Science?

This past Saturday, scientists and science-enthusiasts took to the streets of over 600 cities around the globe to proclaim their love for SCIENCE. Yes, in all-caps! Here at the Lab, we do love us some science… capital letters or no. And we’ve got opinions on the March as varied as …

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a crowd of Chicagoans carrying science-related signs for the March for Science. The Chicago skyline is in the background.
ActivismAIArtArt InquisitionCraftingpoliticsScience

Art Inquisition: Did You March for Science?

This past Saturday, scientists and science-enthusiasts took to the streets of over 600 cities around the globe to proclaim their love for SCIENCE. Yes, in all-caps! Here at the Lab, we do love us some science… capital letters or no. And we’ve got opinions on the March as varied as …

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Geekerymusic

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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