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Scenes from a MAL: NASA Wants YOU!

Sometimes we get a little excited about things on the MAL backchannel, where we all use as a nerdy playground full of of resources, links, and gifs. So last week when NASA released these awesome new posters, there was some squeeing. From: Jim, along with the original link NASA wants Mars explorers, …

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Mad Quickies: Starry Night In A Bowl of Water, Mars Exploration Posters, Art Crimes and More!

Hey pals, I know these Quickies are a day plus a few hours late. I know that. But I’ve cobbled together some great stuff to make up for it. Indulge. This is pretty unbelievable. Von Gogh’s Starry Night reproduced in a bowl of water. -Via Donna These NASA posters for …

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Mad Quickies: Shoreside Geek Chic, Dire Dioramas, Gummy Innovation, Hologrammed Vinyl, Game of Molds and More!

You guys- don’t look now but… It. Is. Friday! Woo hoo, baby! Start your day of pre-weekend debauchery relaxation with these Quickies I concocted for you. Well, actually there was a LOT of helpful chiming from the artkids at the Lab. Please to begin! Summer Fashion Alert! This Star Trek:TNG …

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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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