Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Instagram Provocateur, Juliet Variations, Banksy Gift Mural, Queen Green Screen and More!

Hey hey, you guys- first things first. I’m giving alla youse a great big bearhug. I hope you’re having a good day today and that you can enjoy a little bit of levity and happy links.

Instagram artist Amalia Ulman toys with the stereotypes of white women artists. Via Amy

Over the weekend I heard an interview with comics writer Ryan North on NPR. At first I was a little resistant but then I was totally on board with his clever book Romeo and/or Juliet: a choosable-path adventure.

Banksy paints Bridge Farm primary school a playground mural as a present.

The American Society of Microbiology has announced the winners of the 2016 Agar Art competition. The top prize entry by Md Zohorul Islam of University of Copenhagen is a beaut!

The new documentary “Creature Designers: The Frankenstein Complex” is about the monster artists who dominated the filmworld before CG.

What is this voodoo? “The Lesser Bot is a twitterbot that is writing a machine-generated grimoire…”

Game of Thrones fans: ICYMI, Laura Stone’s recap of 6.7 – The Broken Man and the most recent 6.8 – No One.

Artist Nathan Sawaya has an inventory of 5 million Lego bricks in his LA studio. He has an exhibition called “Art of the Brick” in Seattle and the word is that it’s pretty sensational.

Bonus ridiculous thing: For her 90th birthday celebration, the Queen wore a green screen and the internet lost its shit.


Eyes on the Stars

Found here: Astronaut Ronald McNair, Who Perished in the Challenger Disaster, Remembered by His Brother in an Affectionate Animated Short Film.

from the page

On January 28, 1986, NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space. But first, he was a kid with big dreams in Lake City, South Carolina.


Featured image’s provenance unknown but found here and slightly retouched to accommodate type on one line.



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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