What does the spleen do? I don’t know either. I once knew a girl who had hers out, and as a result she said she couldn’t eat fatty foods without puking. I haven’t heard of that since, though, so maybe that’s bogus. Apparently this is a common area of ignorance, so the Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine class of 2016 put together a parody of “... »
This year was only my second CONvergence and SkepchickCon, and I’m pretty sure I’m hooked. I felt a bit left out last year because I didn’t have any awesome costumes like the rest of my fellow Labbers, so I brilliantly decided that 8:30pm two days before I was supposed to leave was a BRILLIANT time to decide “yes, costumes now!” I wanted to do something new. I mean, I... »
Mad Quickies: Objects Sanded Down in Stop-Motion, Paintings on Books, Lego Boba Fett Costume and More!
Hello, dear readers. It’s time for your Monday Quickies. Here at Mad Art Lab, we LOVE the art and design site Colossal. So here’s a nice smattering of recent highlights from them. There’s also a couple from i09 that I couldn’t resist throwing in. I hope your week doesn’t suck. This is officially my new favorite thing: Objects that are sanded down, layer by layer, whil... »
Mad Quickies: Photographic Hoaxes, Mount Doom Subway Stop, The Big Coloring Book of Vaginas and More!
Well here we are. It’s Friday again. Before you begin staring at the clock, counting the minutes til your weekend begins, stare at these Quickies that I’ve assembled. Just for you. Yes. You, Frank. “My work – I wouldn’t want to be pretentious – is pedagogic. It’s a pedagogy of doubt, protecting us from the disease of manipulation.” The photographic hoaxes of pho... »
The annual sci-fi event in Minnesota known as Convergence happened recently, and I was thrilled to once again be a part of it. As many of you may know, this blog network helps to organize the science track at Convergence that we call SkepchickCon. We pack the stages with as many women scientists as we can and we also organize a lot of fun geeky-art panels and workshops intended to inspire and educ... »