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Mad Quickies: The Dearly Beloved Edition

Well, my friends, a lot of people have remarked sadly that it’s been a tough year. And I have to agree. Today the world is purple while we come to terms with having lost one of the rare true originals. I try to use the word “visionary” sparingly but there’s …

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Mad Quickies: Bullwhip Scientist, Rocket Girls, Blacklight Posters, Food-Scanned Spacescapes and More!

Happy Record Store Day, you guys! Go out and buy some vinyl and support! In the meantime, while you gear up for the outside world, take a look at these here Quickies. Enjoy! The Rise of Rocket Girls: The Untold Story of the Remarkable Women Who Powered Space Exploration “How …

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A Million Dollar Mad Art Cast with Special Guest Dr Pamela Gay

This podcast is worth a million bucks. 11.5 million to be exact! That’s the amount of grant money given to science communicator and astronomer Dr Pamela Gay’s research and outreach program known as Cosmo Quest! And we are SO darn happy about it! Many of us here at Mad Art …

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Trajectories: Katherine Johnson’s Orbital Mathematics. (Women in Science 60)

Before NASA, there was NACA, an oddball collection of aeronautics nerds using black box data and wind tunnel analysis to figure out as much as they could about the science of flight.  Calculations, done almost entirely by hand, were the coursing lifeblood of the organization.  Those calculations were handled by …

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Mad Quickies: Tape Figures, Moon Music, Free Nefertiti, Coloring Dr Who and More!

Hey hey, home fries! It’s time for a new set of Quickies. Comin’at ya’ in 10… 9… 8… “Mysterious Lovecraftian figures” made from VHS tapes are haunting, dreamlike, gorgeous. Created by Phillip Ob Rey with Louie Otesanek and photographer Mailie Viney. Via @sfslim/Aaron Muszalski Artists Covertly Scan Bust of Nefertiti …

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Mad Quickies: GoPro Wingsuiter, Giant Kinetics, Satellite Sounds and More!

Hey, all- welcome to the working week. I’ve got some quick Quickies to smooth your reentry. Onward! Kinetic artist Anthony Howe has constructed new enormous hypnotic sculptures. You could watch these automations and contemplate the universe. Yes there are a lot pf “Star Wars” reimaginings but yu have to admit …

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The Crystals of Mystery

I recently inherited some items from my grandfather. That’s not quite right. I was recently given some memorabilia from my grandfather’s career at NASA that had probably been sitting in a drawer for decades because I showed interest. I’d know that he’d worked for NASA for most of his career …

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Mad Quickies: Art Crimes, Petri Dish Art, Apollo Images and Way More!

Hey gang, I’ve got a weird and rad bunch of links for you today. So let’s not dilly dally, okay? Here’s what you are doing with the rest of your day – NASA has released over 8000 high resolution images taken by the astronauts of the Apollo missions. -Via Amy …

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