Vi Hart

Mad Quickies: monsters, mermaids, a Möbius music box and more

Mad Quickies: monsters, mermaids, a Möbius music box and more

It’s the Monday Quickies! To hell with the polar vortex; surf’s up! Glendon Mellow found an extremely helpful thing: a site where you can find free Public Domain/Creative Commons silhouettes of organisms. It’s called PhyloPic. Take a look at our first glimpse of ocean life at the bottom of the previously unexplored New Hebrides trench in the Pacific. The results are surprsing. At... »

Twelve Tones and Laser Bats A Video by Vi Hart

Twelve Tones and Laser Bats A Video by Vi Hart

We often waltz along the intersection between the arts and the sciences here at Mad Art Lab and if that line of thinking or dancing is your cup of tea, then this video will be your bottle of champagne. The ever-so-talented Vi Hart has created one of the most inspiring pieces of video-art that I have seen in well, forever. It is seriously my favorite thing right now and I highly encourage each and ... »

Mad Quickies 2.13

Mad Quickies 2.13

“The Unfeathered Bird” by Katrina van Grouw. Amazing zoomable illustrations plus a related story. {via Sarafina} Nerd Approved: Dr. Who Valentines. {via @danicamckellar} Wherein naked early modernists get wet in the name of science! Mrs. Alva Erksine Smith Vanderbilt Belmont had suffragette tea towels. {via Surly} Totally stole this from Rebecca. Character Elements. Thomas Edison was a power-nappe... »

Mad Quickies 11.23

Mad Quickies 11.23

It’s the Friday Quickies. Surf’s up! Remember the Quietus commercial from Children of Men? Watch it and other commercials from sci-fi flicks here. This is my favorite Thanksgiving post this year: works of art inspired by the Wishbone. Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner creates 3D art with soundwaves. Very happy to see this: Morbid Anatomy gets some love from Animal New York. At Symbiarit... »

Mad Quickies 11.21

Mad Quickies 11.21

What are we thankful for? Lots and that includes YOU people! It’s the Thanksgiving* Quickies. Dig in! Do you know the four big differences between Canadian and American Thanksgiving? Vegan black metal holiday hell roast, explosive thermite stuffing and eight more of the oddest Thanksgiving cooking tutorials on youtube. AWESOME! Attn GeekMakers: Here’s your first-ever geek-genre awards ... »

Fun with Hexaflexagons

Fun with Hexaflexagons

Another video from Vi Hart has left me fumbling around with paper and pens for a much larger amount of time than I had anticipated. In her latest creation, she introduces us to hexaflexagons. Go on, check it out! With multiple hidden sides and nifty fold away sections, these strange, flexible hexagons immediately caught my attention as perfect secret message holders! Once I figured out how to make... »

Mad Quickies 5.4

Mad Quickies 5.4

It’s the Friday Quickies: surf’s up! Exploring the physics of The Hulk’s jump asks the question- Would he break the concrete? {via Maria} Vi Hart and Doodle Music. {via Steve D} A team of Toronto artists offers Henna crowns as an alternative headwear option for people experiencing hair loss. Beautiful, badass and pretty brilliant “Can’t act. Can’t sing. Slightly bald. Can dance a... »

Mad Quickies 3.2

Mad Quickies 3.2

It’s the Friday Quickies! Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss! Here are 9 facts to know about Theodor Seuss Geisel. {ht by our calendar-keeper Steve D.} Those Decorah bald eagles have been gettin’ busy again. And you can now watch the babies hatch again on EAGLE CAM! {thanks to Sarafina M.} Funding, exhibition & residency opportunities for artist-scientist collaborations at The ArtScience Ca... »