Mad Quickies: Last Gasp Books, Animal Activist Art, Your Privacy, Shakespearean Insults and More!

Mad Quickies: Last Gasp Books, Animal Activist Art, Your Privacy, Shakespearean Insults and More!

You guys, I have no idea where today went but I do have some Quickies to show for it. And I want to share them with you! Fund some truly weird art and get some truly amazing rewards! The “Last Gasp Publishing” Kickstarter clock is ticking. {via @CriticalDragon1177} Fabulous Cat Papers produces anatomically embroidered notebooks. {via @planetx} Asher Jay is trying to save world’s most t... »

Mad Quickies: Crematory Chronicles, Beautiful Chemistry, Kangaroo Fisticuffs and more!

Mad Quickies: Crematory Chronicles, Beautiful Chemistry, Kangaroo Fisticuffs and more!

YOU GUYS, OMIGODZ IT’S THE WEEKEND AND HERE ARE SOME QUICKIES PEACE OUT! [falls to floor] Caitlin Doughty’s “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes and Other Lessons from the Crematory” – a book review by Tonya Hurley. Buy the book! Beautiful Chemistry is a project collaboration between the Institute of Advanced Technology at the University of Science and Technology of China and Tsi... »

The Mona Lisa with Rowan Atkinson Instead

Mad Quickies: Rowan Atkinson In Famous Paintings, Printable Makeup, Inktober and More, More, More!

Well hello there. It’s time for the Wednesday Quickies and I can’t wait to share these links with you. Yes. You, Devin. It’s that time of year again. It’s time for Inktober! Do a drawing every day and post it with the hashtag #inktober. Here’s what’s on offer at Twitter. I’m so jealous of artist Nunzio Paci’s artwork. It blends nature with anatomy. L... »

Summing the Cosmos: Henrietta Swan Leavitt and The Saga of the Cepheid Stars (Women in Science 22)

Summing the Cosmos: Henrietta Swan Leavitt and The Saga of the Cepheid Stars (Women in Science 22)

Astronomy is the sifting science. Its practitioners rake the sky, star by star, collecting and cataloguing, and when they are done, they begin again, through years and decades and generations. What they leave behind are reams of papers, or stacks of photographic plates, singing to the future the shape of the sky they knew. Today, pouring over those records is the job of machines, which take the te... »

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Hobby v. Craft: Survey Results

Earlier I wrote a post trying to wind my way through the differences between the use of the term “Hobby” and “Craft.”  I didn’t get very far and asked for people to respond to a short survey about how they use the terms.  I thought this might give some insight. I promised to post the results if there were at least 50 responses.  There were only 41, but I thought they ... »

Women Painting Themselves: pt 3

Women Painting Themselves: pt 3

Hello all, welcome to part three of the Women Painting Themselves series. Today we’re going to look at two artists instead of just one, Artemisia Gentileschi and Elizabetta Sirani. Artemisia Gentileschi 1593-c.1653 Self-portrait as the Allegory of Painting by Artemisia Gentileschi 1638-39 Out of all the artists I have or will mention, Artemisia is one of the most famous. And she certainly de... »

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