Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Glass Cells, Wire Maps, Clumsy Robots, Breathtaking Spacescape Video and More!

Hello, hello! Don’t look now, but a new week is upon us. Let me make this a little easier on the eyes with these groovy Quickies. To begin…


A short film by Erik Wernquist


Although the Bad Astronomer had posted about this short film last year, I rewatched this short and think you might want to see it, too. Frankly, Carl Sagan was the most compelling narrator and I never tire of hearing his voice.

from the page

Wanderers is a vision of humanity’s expansion into the Solar System, based on scientific ideas and concepts of what our future in space might look like, if it ever happens. The locations depicted in the film are digital recreations of actual places in the Solar System, built from real photos and map data where available.

Without any apparent story, other than what you may fill in by yourself, the idea of the film is primarily to show a glimpse of the fantastic and beautiful nature that surrounds us on our neighboring worlds – and above all, how it might appear to us if we were there.

[More information and credits at Vimeo.]


Featured image is an excerpt from “Monarch, Reflection” by Rafael Araujo, a 17″ x 12″ archival giclee print.



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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