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Mad Quickies: Elements Anthology, #ROMInk, Riri Controversy, Wandering Star, Vertical Farming and More!

Guyz GUYZ- We have a LOT to break down here. So many cool things have surfaced the last few days. Let’s begin!

“Mad Max: Fury Road” is finally going to be released as a black-and-white edition. I’ll bet this is shiny chrome gorgeous! Via Courtney

“Sia doesn’t want to be famous: Considering how we treat women like Margot Robbie and Renée Zellweger, who can blame her?” Via Amy

“In Elements we aren’t sidekicks or token quotas to fill – we’re heroes.” Taneka Stotts’ ‘Elements’ is a comic anthology by creators of color. You can back this project. Via Dr. Ray

If you’re anywhere near the Philadelphia area, you might want to consider a trip to the Franklin Institute for two excellent reasons. First: The Science Behind Pixar, an interactive exhibition open through September 5th. Second: ‘Self Reflected’: The brain in glorious art and science. Created by Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards, the installation is “the most articulate artistic depiction yet of the human brain in action.”

Behind every tattoo is a story, and the Royal Ontario Museum wants to know yours. #ROMInk – Be Part of the Exhibition – “Tattoos: Ritual. Identity. Obsession. Art.”. Via Glendon Mellow

“This struggle of the human female toward sex equality will end in a new sex order, with the female as superior.” So says Tesla. When Woman Is Boss: Nikola Tesla on Gender Equality and How Technology Will Unleash Women’s True Potential.

This looks so cool! Teri S. Wood’s Wandering Star Gets New Omnibus Graphic Novel.

Geeks Are Angry About Iron Man Becoming a Black Girl — But Not for the Reason You’d Think. This piece is worth reading but I’m quoting a fine summation: “Marvel just needs more black creators and women creators, period, doing all kinds of series.” Via Courtney

Artist Eric Roux-Fontaine’s paintings exist in the world of magical realism.

My friend @TreeLobsters tweeted this. I love how this NASA picture of the day, Moon Meets Jupiter by Cristian Fattinnanzi looks like a cosmic watercolor.

Retail find: Catstronaut Socks. You heard me correctly.


From Chromosphere

An audiovisual collaboration by
Kevin Dart // Stéphane Coëdel // David Kamp // Nelson Boles
FORMS IN NATURE: Understanding Our Universe

Found at Laughing Squid.

from the page

Through scientific study and understanding, we deepen our connection to the natural world.


Vertical Farming

Found here.

from the page
As urban populations continue to rise, innovators are looking beyond traditional farming as a way to feed everyone while having less impact on our land and water resources. Vertical farming is one solution that’s been implemented around the world. Vertical farms produce crops in stacked layers, often in controlled environments such as those built by AeroFarms in Newark, New Jersey. AeroFarms grows a variety of leafy salad greens using a process called “aeroponics,” which relies on air and mist. AeroFarms’ crops are grown entirely indoors using a reusable cloth medium made from recycled plastics. In the absence of sun exposure, the company uses LED lights that expose plants to only certain types of spectrum. AeroFarms claims it uses 95% less water than a traditional farm thanks to its specially designed root misting system. And it is now building out a new 70,000 square foot facility in a former steel mill. Once completed, it’s expected to grow 2 million pounds of greens per year, making it the largest indoor vertical farm in the world.


Featured image is from “Self Reflected,” an installation by Greg Dunn and Brian Edwards at the Franklin Institute. From the page: This image depicts the parietal and motor cortex under multicolored lights that demonstrate the layered structures of the cortex..



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