Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Myanmar Punks, NASA Droid Choice, Synchotron Art Show and More!

Surely you have time for some zippy quick Quickies, no? Let’s go!

Now THIS is badass. Myanmar’s punk rockers challenge anti-Muslim rhetoric. Via Courtney

Margaret Atwood is working on her first graphic novel series. Yes. THAT Margaret Atwood. I mean, it’s not that she’s attempting a new medium but that she’s doing it at seventy-freaking-six! This is also badass. Via Courtney

Here’s an interesting question: Which ‘Star Wars’ Droid Would NASA Want to Recruit? Hint: it won’t be BB-8. [Vid included] Via Critical Dragon

How cool! The 34-artist exhibition, Condensed Matter Community, is installed at the Synchrotron Radiation Center, a decommissioned particle accelerator.

“Force Awakens” star Daisy Ridley evaluates 8 of her Star Wars toys.

Street artist Matt Bowen turns a Science World barrier into a futuristic work of art.

Seriously, I can’t get enough of these images. I find them transfixing. These newly restored photos of Shackleton’s Antarctic expedition offer unprecedented details of survival. So committed to documenting the voyage, photographer Frank Hurley continually risked his life to saving the glass plate negatives. Yes. Beyond badass.


From Great Big Story, the video network:

I Have Synesthesia and Words Taste Like Meatballs

Found at Laughing Squid.

from the page

What is synesthesia? — A neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second pathway. We talk to several synesthetes and recreate their experiences.


Featured image is one of David Irvine’s reimagined thrift store paintings from the Darth Vader’s day off series.



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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  1. BB8’s Design always seemed a bit flawed to me from the start.  I wasn’t really surprised that he wouldn’t be their first choice.

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