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Ruining Zelda – A Story of Failing Gracefully

One of the running themes at MAL is to show off your ugly things. We’ve talked about the shame that we experience when we botch something up, when we can’t make our product match our vision, or when we look back in anguish at our cringe-worthy creations of the distant past. …

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4 reasons to have a MAD laser love affair.

3D printers are the hot new technology all over the news.  But so far home 3D printers haven’t lived up to the Star Trek replicator hype.  Many of the early companies are struggling as consumers realize 3D printers have severe limitations such as complicated software, slow speed, and a small …

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Gertrude

Art history is often presented as the genius works of a few “great men.” This is terribly misleading though. No artist creates in a vacuum. They all have mentors, teachers, inspirations, apprentices, and very often, collaborators. This narrative also hides the fact that one of the amazing aspects of being …

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Mad Quickies: Activist Bey, Edo GIFs, Brostitutional Rights, 360-degree Dali and More!

Happy Monday, home fries. I’ve got some cool links for your perusal. Let’s get to it! The Mad Art Back Channel is buzzing about this. Beyoncé in ‘Formation’: Entertainer, Activist, Both?. I’m telling you, Queen Bey’s new work is superlative and she is everything. Via Courtney Scenes from a Multiverse …

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Art Crimes and Forensic Science

This episode of Mad Art cast welcomes Dr Ray Burks as our expert scientist who teaches us the way art crimes are investigated. We also discuss some of the most infamous art heists in history including some of the FBI’s top ten art crimes. Here are some of the links …

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Higher Mathematics Meets High Culture

Marcus du Sautoy is a mathematician known for bringing an appreciation of mathematics to the masses. He’s done many television programs, popular mathematics books, theater productions and musical performances. He has an exhilarating new series of radio essays about artists who he represents as secret mathematicians. This superb series is …

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Was Uber’s Branding done while Uber High?

Uber is the focus of much controversy of late, from aspects of accountability and safety, to taking advantage of their “contractors” and a host of dubious business practices and individual incidents. These may be the growing pains of a bright new future, or signals of the negligent and greedy. Maybe …

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  • User AvatarRyan This is so very true. I keep finding reasons to use a laser. The latest was for cutting out pieces for the applique flag part... – Feb 09, 12:22 PM
  • User Avatarsabod goat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYsKZDxbwxQ – Feb 08, 4:02 PM
  • User Avatarsabod goat Inspired by the Uber branding video, and this write up, an updated version of the Uber branding video was created. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYsKZDxbwxQ – Feb 08, 4:01 PM
  • User Avatarkatiehov Finally watched it, and my internal dialog was just screaming "NO NO NO NO" through the entire thing. Between this and the CDC alcohol infographic,... – Feb 04, 10:58 PM
  • User AvatarRyan The actual story about the branding guys is here and is much more interesting, and vastly less vapid than the video: http://www.wired.com/2016/02/the-inside-story-behind-ubers-colorful-redesign/   – Feb 04, 10:31 PM
  • User AvatarAnimesh Jain I found the bios of the guys who did this rebranding - http://lab.sulko.co/designer-bio/#0-12-0-5-20-4-5-4-3-10-7 – Feb 04, 10:25 PM

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Photo by Brent Wettlaufer
CraftingGeekery

Ruining Zelda – A Story of Failing Gracefully

One of the running themes at MAL is to show off your ugly things. We’ve talked about the shame that we experience when we botch something up, when we can’t make our product match our vision, or when we look back in anguish at our cringe-worthy creations of the distant past. …

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ArtCraftingDesignElectronics

4 reasons to have a MAD laser love affair.

3D printers are the hot new technology all over the news.  But so far home 3D printers haven’t lived up to the Star Trek replicator hype.  Many of the early companies are struggling as consumers realize 3D printers have severe limitations such as complicated software, slow speed, and a small …

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InterviewsMad Art CastpodcastScience

Art Crimes and Forensic Science

This episode of Mad Art cast welcomes Dr Ray Burks as our expert scientist who teaches us the way art crimes are investigated. We also discuss some of the most infamous art heists in history including some of the FBI’s top ten art crimes. Here are some of the links …

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Stop Making Fun of Rihanna’s Album Sales

Rihanna has become something of a meme this week, after Billboard announced that her latest album, ANTI, had only sold 460 copies in its first week: Billboard 200: #27(new) @rihanna, ANTI 15,896 album equivalent units [460 pure album sales + 4,239,279 streams]. — Chart News (@chartnews) February 1, 2016 ANTI, which …

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