Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Far Future Timeline, DNA Designs, Tasty Zoetrope, Surrealist iPhone Movie and More!

Hey guys, I’ve got some delicious tidbits for you. Dig in!

Artists use DNA designs to honor Francis Crick — and fund the fight against cancer. Turns out Crick’s granddaughter, Kindra Crick, is a biologist and a painter and is leading this effort. – via Surly Amy

Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin and Zariya Allen are teen poets who sum up everything wrong with America. – via Courtney

This Surrealist film was shot entirely with a drop of water and an iPhone. The work was done by Japanese designer Dan Tomimatsu.

You can thank Norwegian comedians for this. Satire imagines ‘FIFA 2022’ video game … with ‘dying construction workers’. – via Jim T.

Based on data from NASA, Nature and climate experts The Potsdam Institute, this is a Timeline of the Far Future. Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for Earth.

Finnish artists Juha van Ingen and Janne Särkelä have developed a monumental GIF. It’s called “As Long As Possible” and loops over 1,000 YEARS. – via Beth

We’ve come a long way from “Yaté yotó”. David Peterson is a creator of languages and the person responsible for about 4,000 Dothraki words. His new book is a guide to the art of language invention. – via Critical Dragon

And, by the way, we’re probably mispronouncing “khaleesi”.


A zoetrope from artist Alexandre Dubosc

Melting POP

Found at Colossal.


Featured image is an excerpt from Empathy Molecule II by Kindra Crick – Encaustic, mixed-media on board, 24″ x 24″, 2013.



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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One Comment

  1. Donna,

    “Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for Earth.” Spoiler alert: it doesn’t end well for the Universe either. The second law of thermodynamics sucks!

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