Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Ledecky Gif, Moreno Portraits, Telecom Tattoo, Ecce Opera, Hidden Figures and More!

It’s Monday. You know it. I know it. Unless you’re in New Zealand. Or Thailand. And then I don’t know what math we’re doing. One thing we can all agree on is that the following is NOT a work to-do list. Let’s go!

Mexican gymnast Alexa Moreno was body-shamed online. Now artists are celebrating her with great portraits. Via Daniela

Infographic of the Month [my award but it should be everyone’s]: The New York Times created an animated infographic demonstrating Katie Ledecky’s extraordinary win in the 800m freestyle.

“Steven Universe” artist Lauren Zuke quits twitter over fan harassment.

We can’t get enough of Beautiful Chemistry and their stunning microphotography. And now they also have a new project: Comics of Elements. Videos included. Via Dr. Ray

The documentary “Floyd Norman: An Animated Life” is a fond look at the first African American Disney animator, billed as “Animator. Storyman. Troublemaker.”

Cameron Glavin, Anna Bongiovanni, Megan Praz and Yao Xiao are the artists behind Saturday Morning Cartoons: The Dark Side. Via Courtney

Scientists just solved a 100-year-old art mystery — with a particle accelerator.

At MIT and Microsoft, scientists have created DuoSkin, a tattoo that can control your phone.

Hey remember that botched “Ecce Homo” fresco from 2012? Oh yeah you do because the internet lost its shit over it. And frankly, so did we. Now it’s inspired a comic opera.


I think I can speak for everyone at the Lab that we cannot wait for this!

“Hidden Figures” trailer
Via Jim


Beautiful Reactions: Metal Displacement

from the page

We dropped zinc metal in silver nitrate (AgNO3), copper sulfate (CuSO4), and lead nitrate (Pb(NO3)2) solutions, and recorded the emergence of silver, copper, and lead metals with beautiful structure. To preserve the fragile structure of lead metal, we also added sodium silicate (Na2SiO3) and acetic acid (CH3COOH) to the solution to make it gelatinize.


From Jim: Just because this shit’s hypnotic…

Windmill Fire Live Video Palladam Tamilnadu 2016

from the page


Featured image is from Beautiful Chemistry.



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