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Dr Phil Plait aka The Bad Astronomer Explains Gravitational Waves

Welcome to episode #45 of Mad Art Cast! We were honored to have our good friend, author and expert science communicator, the brilliant Dr. Phil Plait join us! Dr. Phil Plait, famously known as The Bad Astronomer was kind enough to spend some time with us to help us understand …

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Mad Quickies

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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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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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Face Plants, Mental Illness Dualities, Bodies in Space, Pumpkin Carving with LASERS and much more!

You guys, where the heck have I been? A good guess would be that I’m waking from a Halloween candy-induced sugar haze. Be that as it may, I have collected a bunch of sweet treats for you and no tricks, I swear. Have at it! A wee bit after the …

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Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: making art from harassment, anxiety, myths, child sketches and more

Hey, kids, have a spoonful of Quickies to make this Monday go down much easier. “A Woman’s Room Online: An immersive experience of the daily harassment women face online” is by our very own chief, Amy Davis Roth, and it is an extraordinary art installation. Check out the site for …

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Design Diaries – Quizotron Championship Belt

Last year at Dragon*Con, Phil “The Bad Astronomer” Plait defeated reigning champion Scott “The Dark Overlord” Sigler at the World Quiz-O-Tron Championship. He proceeded to complain bitterly at the lack of tangible reward. We at Mad Art Lab are nothing if not willing to Pander, so we designed and built …

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Lab Tracks

Lab Track: Stellar Alchemist

Today’s Lab Track, suggested by Jamie Bernstein, features the sound of a star remixed into an electronica track and combined with some clever lyrics about nucleosynthesis. Cool, no? Cracked thought so. They named this particular track — Stellar Alchemist by Kim Boekbinder, aka The Impossible Girl — #1 on their …

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