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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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Mad Quickies: Deerhoof at CERN, Senior Yarn Bomber, Nameless Paints, Cosmonauts Artifacts, Fire-Breathers and More!

Don’t you love when the internet loses its composure over something really cool? I feel compelled to add to the Martian water craze so I got some nice things for ya’. Onward! “Cosmonauts” Exhibition Offers Rare Look at Soviet Space Artifacts in London. {via Surly Amy} As part of the …

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Mad Quickies: Buddhist Activist, Gender Pay Gap Graphic, Solar System Timelapse and More!

Happy weekend, you guys! Pencils down. Surf’s up! Buddhist artist and social activist Bettina WitteVeen creates anti-war installation in Brooklyn. Watch the documentary. {via Courtney} In between the pillaging and the conquering, turns out the Roman soldiers left something nice behind in Germany. The remnants of board game pieces were …

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Mad Quickies: Paper Vitals, Psych Ward Self-Portraits, NASA brand, Skwerl Speak and More!

Hey hey, my friends! I’ve got some lovely Quickies for you. Pencils down! Surf’s up! It’s noteworthy enough to find a story about 15 female photographers, but this one is superb. These are 15 female photographers whose work reframes femininity in contemporary culture. {via Anne S./Elsa Roberts} A master with …

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Mad Quickies: Art Crimes, Red Sprites, New Boroughs and More!

There’s some really good art crimes to read about today, so let’s just jump right in to the mid-week Quickies, shall we? What happens when your artwork that was lost in transit turns up on an auction website? Artist Cal Lane found out the hard way. Here is your weekly …

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Mad Quickies: The Pluto Edition – All Pluto, All The Time

My birthday isn’t until Friday. But I got an early present from NASA today (yesterday, as you read this). We’ve been waiting years for the New Horizons probe to reach the Pluto system and on July 14th, the waiting was over. We’ve made no secret about our giddiness here at …

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