Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies 2.15

Heck with the 9 to 5…It’s the Friday Quickies! Surf’s up!


One of my favorite things EVER:

Chris Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies: I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)

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The Barenaked Ladies, a children’s choir, and the commander of the International Space Station. Put them together and what do you get? The first space-to-earth musical collaboration.
The song, “I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing) was commissioned by and The Coalition for Music Education with the Canadian Space Agency to celebrate music education in schools across Canada.



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El Señor Studio has the honour to present the failures of the natural selection. A set of strange creatures whose instincts instead of focusing on survival seem doomed them to an absurd and comic extinction, in the presence of the astonished gaze of the narrator.

This is also the story of the relationship between these creatures and its Narrator. The character of the Narrator was a documentary star, but unfortunately for him, the good times are over and he is forced to accept this strange documentary, which he considered far below its potential.


Abecedarium – Processing and 3D printing with ToDo

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The workshop was about designing and printing an ‘abecedarium’ where each letter had to represent a concept, in a visual and iconic way.

The the three-dimensional geometries of the letters were created with code using Processing and 3D printed.

The workshop was held by Fabio Franchino and Giorgio Olivero from ToDo studio and organized by Davide Fornari as part of the Visual Communication Bachelor degree at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland).



Featured image is credited to Aimee Stubbs/Nashville Zoo. It’s a baby tapir who was saved by CPR.



Geologic Universe, vault-keeper. Sheer Brick Studio, principal. Empty Set, designer. Bethlehem Mounties, media. WDIY 88.1FM NPR station programmer. Skepchick.

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  1. Donna

    That baby tapir sure is cute. I’m glad the zoo staff was able to his life.

  2. I know! It’s a happy story! And here’s a totally short version of a rather long story: a friend and I saved my beloved boxer Oscar with CPR on his second birthday. He had asphyxiated and was lifeless. She administered the chest compressions. I administered mouth to mouth-and-snout. Five sets. I thought he was gone. And then he was alive! CPR. That shit works.

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