Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Madlove Asylum, Female NASA Minifigs, Wiki Picture Winners, Incognito Savage and More!

As my friend Chris used to say to me, “Quick like a bunny!” And so we go…

“All I want is a room with Fabergé eggs and a hammer.” British artist and activist James Leadbitter and collaborator Hannah Hull have conducted workshops and crowdsourced ideas to find out what a psychiatric ward designed by patients looks like..

A short guide to de-objectifying women in art. Via Mad Art Jim

I have the high hopes. 6 Things We Learned About HBO’s New Series “Insecure”. Via Courtney

The Bad Astronomer urges us to Help Make Women NASA Lego Minifigs a Reality. I voted- it’s a teeny bit labor intensive but so worth it! Check out LEGO NASA Women on the twitterz.

This pen illustration by Niroot Puttapipat looks as precise as an engraving. The Three Sisters: the whale. Via Glendon Mellow

Thanks a bunch, Frank Ippolito. A Human Lego Minifigure Is All Your Nightmares Come True. Via Critical Dragon

Germs Are Magic and Other Things We Learned From Ed Yong’s New Book. Tip o’ the beanie to Chuck Wendig

Ah the beauty! The 10th Annual Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year Winners.

Need something else pretty? Here are 62 of the world’s most beautiful libraries.

Need something pretty useful? Retail find: Twisty Glass Blunt. Looks ingenious.


Who is more awesome at a Con than Adam Savage?
Adam Savage as Kylo Ren Incognito at Comic-Con 2016!

Shot and edited by friend of the Lab Adam Isaak
Music by Jinglepunks

Found at the Squid.

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For this Comic-Con incognito walk through the show floor, Adam does something different and gets suited up from a booth in the exhibit hall. Dressed as Kylo Ren (costume by Anovos), he ventures out to meet other Star Wars cosplayers and visits the Lucasfilm booth to see some collectibles up close.


Featured image is by workshop attendee Michael Duckett. Courtesy of James Leadbitter.



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