Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Lovelace Lego, Stranger Type, AquaSonic Concert, Spider-Gwen, Vintage Heart of Glass and More!

You guys, we made it! End of the week huzzahs and yippees! Let’s exit the work mode with some Quickies. Onward! Activist and artist Zoë Quinn is making a Chuck Tingle FMV game. Via Jim T. Interactive content manager Stewart Lamb Cromar created a monochromatic LEGO set based on the …


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 …

Chris Hadfield paper doll cut out and standing up with 4 others still on paper
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Happy New Year from Mad Art Lab!

How are you spending the first day of 2014? I’m making things.   See more of our paper dolls here.

Paper dolls available in the Skepchick party room at CONvergence. Photo by @christina39ap.

A Sandbox of Scientist Paper Dolls

Did you miss SkepchickCON? Wish you could have been there with us? We wish you could have been there too! So we’ve brought a little piece of SkepchickCON back home to you: our Geek Art workshop, full of scientist paper dolls. The whole set is here, and we’re already plotting …


Calendar Curiosities: Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace

On December 10th, 1815, Augusta Ada King, born Augusta Ada Byron, known later as Ada Lovelace, came into the world. Born the only legitimate child of  poet Lord Byron, she would grow to become an accomplished mathematician, and arguably one of the first computer programmers.