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Ada Lovelace and the Curious Practice of Programming for Non-Existent Computers (Women in Science 45)

What did Ada Lovelace do? She is one of the most fetishized scientists today – at conventions when I’m taking sketch commissions she ranks just behind Tesla (speaking of massively if justifiably fetishized historical figures) and Newton as my most requested scientist.  But when I ask Why Ada Lovelace, I …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Lost LEGOs Wash Ashore for 18 Years, More Furiosa, Art Crimes and Much More!

I just want to let you know, that there are no links to Banksy’s Dismaland in this edition of the Quickies. I don’t know how you feel about that, but here we are. Let’s do this. Here’s your weekly art crimes blotter, which has pretty much become my favorite thing. …

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Geekery

Cosplay Compliments, or Shut Up about My Eyes

There is an issue that we all face when trying to be nice: compliments are hard.  Trying to assemble a phrase that expresses your admiration for some aspect of another person is fraught with emotional landmines:  compliment their appearance and you devalue their intellect; compliment their intellect and you devalue their …

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Mad Music Monday: Tame Impala (Currents)

Mad Music Monday is a weekly column about records, written by Courtney Caldwell. Got an album you’d like to see reviewed? Let us know! Notorious loner Kevin Parker debuted Currents earlier this summer, his third album under the Tame Impala moniker. Plenty of other people have noted what a huge change …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Bycatch, Banksy, Buddhists Battle Art Theft, Super Planet Crash, Sisterhood of the Traveling Armor and More!

Hey hey! You guys, I can’t get enough of Dismaland. If there were some way I could go right now, I would be typing this to you on my flight to the UK. But sadly, I can only offer you this… Here’s a peek inside the galleries and a playlist …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Banksy Bemusement, Geek Parent Advice, Surgical Wall Repair and More!

Hey- don’t look now but the weekend is actually here. YASSSS! I say, chores down and surf’s up! Welcome to Dismaland! This is a first look at Banksy’s new art exhibition housed inside a dystopian theme park in the UK with works by 50 artists from around the world . …

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Geekery

Cosplay Compliments, or Shut Up about My Eyes

There is an issue that we all face when trying to be nice: compliments are hard.  Trying to assemble a phrase that expresses your admiration for some aspect of another person is fraught with emotional landmines:  compliment their appearance and you devalue their intellect; compliment their intellect and you devalue their …

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Mad Art Cast: Why do you art?

In this week’s full length episode, A asks the rest of the the Mad Art Cast crew about what makes them make. Being the ringer in the group, the non-creative, I wanted to know what, if anything, motivated my co-hosts to do the things they do. And if you’re creative, …

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Ada
ComicMathScience

Ada Lovelace and the Curious Practice of Programming for Non-Existent Computers (Women in Science 45)

What did Ada Lovelace do? She is one of the most fetishized scientists today – at conventions when I’m taking sketch commissions she ranks just behind Tesla (speaking of massively if justifiably fetishized historical figures) and Newton as my most requested scientist.  But when I ask Why Ada Lovelace, I …

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Music

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ArtMad Art CastMetaMeta StuffmusicPaintingpodcast

Mad Art Cast: Why do you art?

In this week’s full length episode, A asks the rest of the the Mad Art Cast crew about what makes them make. Being the ringer in the group, the non-creative, I wanted to know what, if anything, motivated my co-hosts to do the things they do. And if you’re creative, …

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