Mad Quickies: edible LEGOs, five bucks a logo, spirograph pancakes and more!

Mad Quickies: edible LEGOs, five bucks a logo, spirograph pancakes and more!

It’s been one heck of an emotional week on this planet—for all sorts of reasons. I’m going to start off here with a very personal share by Jamie Kilstein but then I’m going to serve up some light and bright moments because you all deserve that. Hugs and more hugs, you guys. Comedian Jamie Kilstein writes How Robin Williams Helped Me Out of My Depression. {via Courtney} Know any g... »

Make a Thing Wednesday

Make a Thing Wednesday

Hello Madlabbers! Last week was our inaugural ‘Make a Thing’ Wednesday and so much cool stuff happened! Let’s take a look: SurlyAmy tweeted an amazebananas tutorial on how to make your own paper flowers. Brian George showed us how freakin’ sweet a waterbrush can be. Celia finished up a drawing with a dragon because dragons are the coolest. Seelix AKA Emily demonstrated her ... »

Logophile Tuesday – Verbal Irony

Logophile Tuesday – Verbal Irony

Perhaps my favorite form of wordplay is clever verbal irony. That is, simple phrases that are internally contradictory in delightfully evocative ways. Douglas Adams introduced me to the joy of this in the »

Lab Track: Infinite Monkey Cage Theme

Lab Track: Infinite Monkey Cage Theme

One of the great things about going to conventions, besides getting to see all the wonderful people I get to see, is the bounty of new ideas and recommendations and inspiration those people give me. One such recommendation came from Labber Ryan, who told me about a science podcast from the BBC known as The Infinite Monkey Cage. I subscribed, started listening, and have since recommended it to ever... »

Light Vortex in a red sky

Mad Quickies: Light Tornadoes, X-ray GIFs, How Lady Armor Works and More!

Hey gang, I was really jonesing for some sweets while putting together your Monday Quickies, so I’m eating some amazing double chocolate chip cookies and getting crumbs all over the keyboard. Worth it. Astoundingly gorgeous. Photographer Martin Kimbell creates images of votices, tornadoes and waves of light using a hoop filled with LEDs and a long exposure. Here is some lady armor hilarity w... »

Hi I’m New!

Hi I’m New!

My name is Julianne Harnish. I am an artist, an atheist, a feminist, and a skeptic. I shall be posting things of interest for you all in the near future, but first I’d like to show you this scrap of paper that’s been sitting in my desk drawer for several years. This unassuming bit of paper is part of MAL history. It is the first ever scribble of the Mad Art Lab logo that I drew in ball... »

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