Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Leigh Brackett, Stormtrooper Elves, Beautiful Video Project, Cookie Icing Machine and More!

Howdy, kids, time to take five and check out these cool links around net town. Let’s go!

Happy 100th birthday to Leigh Brackett, the Queen of Space Opera.

In which Mad Art Anne’s friend Alvaro planned to attend his Back-to-the-Future themed office holiday party with his own portable flux capacitor. [Video included]

Girls Who Code makes its way into a mobile game.

I’m a huge fan of Jeremy Geddes’ “Distraught Cosmonauts” series. I might even have made screensavers of his art. His latest work “Foundation” was recently made available on December 4th. It was a timed release and the moment is past but what a beauty. [sigh]

That Automata genius Jason Alleman has now made a Cookie Icing Machine. Finally, something useful.

New embroidered leaves by artist Hillary Fayle are tiny exquisite things of beauty.

This is so cool and so sweet, you have to scroll through this. Stormtroopers helped a family put up their Christmas tree. [With more images here.]


This hurts my heart in such a good way that I had to share it.

A project by art student Shea Glover

from the page

I conducted an independent project, which evidently turned into a social experiment halfway through, regarding beauty at my performing arts high school in Chicago. I want to clarify that my intentions were not to get a reaction out of people. I was simply filming beauty and this is the result. Here it is.

School: Chicago HS for the Arts
Class: Integrated arts 🙂 THE BEST CLASS.
Instructors: Catarina Araujo, Natalie Chami

Music: song on the beach by Arcade Fire.
Camera: rebel t5i


Featured image is an excerpt of the cover of The Galactic Breed (The Starmen) by Leigh Brackett.



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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