Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Goodbye Mr. Pratchett, Sound Science, Simpsons Conspiracy, Planetarium Book, Fun at MOMA and More!

Hello, fellow art nerds! This is such a glorious day! … unless, of course, you’re a triskaidekaphobe … and then you’re just hiding out until Pi Day dawns tomorrow. Herewith for you end o’ the week enjoyment are a few links I think you’ll like. Sorry for the sadness here …

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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.

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NEW! Chris Hadfield Paper Doll

Proud to honor Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield with his very own paper doll.

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 8.7

A thought-provoking piece: Fake Birds on Film. {via Surly Amy} Professor Christopher Emdin uses rap to teach his students about science. Plus, he founded the Science Genius competition. Listen at SciFri. {via Anne S.} Sarnia artist Cat Cabajar is recreating Chris Hadfield’s photographs on models through body painting at his …

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Welcome Home, Chris Hadfield!

Internet sensation and musical astronaut Chris Hadfield has returned safely to terra firma and we’re absolutely elated to have him back.

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Lab Track: Space Oddity

As one of his last acts on the International Space Station before touching down on terra firma tonight, astronaut and musician Chris Hadfield recorded his own take on David Bowie’s Space Oddity. The footage stands as the first music video ever recorded in space (while still leaving room for others …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 4.29

Romanesco broccoli and other things from the natural world that are fractal-ish. {via Surly Amy} Wherever you stand on the whole issue, perhaps you might be interested in reading “The Amanda Palmer Problem: How Does a Cult Musician Become a Figure to Be Mocked?” It’s quite well-written. {via @chebutykin” In …

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