Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Obama Wired, Giger Book, Voyager Golden Record, Potter Spells and More!

Happy Friday, all y’all! I’ve got some cool Quickies for you so… Pencils down and surf’s up.

I will admit I haven’t had a chance to read this yet but it’s got to be interesting. Plus this is fantastic that a sitting president has been interviewed at Wired. Barack Obama, Neural Nets, Self-Driving Cars, and the Future of the World.

It’s last call for the Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition!. Find out more about the project at their Kickstarter.

Artist Ori Toor creates Gritty Low-Fi Animations of Surreal Creatures. Dang unsettling, I tell ya’.

I’m particularly fond of the art of HR Giger and I’ll bet you are, too. So if you’ve got a spare 900 bucks, you can acquire the gorgeous collector’s edition art book of his work which is signed by his widow, Carmen Maria Scheifele Giger.

UCLA’s environmental lab explores the intersection of art andscience. “The goal of the program is to combine environmental studies with art, media and narrative storytelling.”

Infographic of the Day: This magic chart shows which spells are mentioned the most in Harry Potter books.

Pepe the Frog: To Sleep, Perchance to Meme. The creator of Pepe draws his alt-right election nightmare.

Best garage door ever: Monster House.


Incredible 4K Timelapses of 2016 Storms in Arizona

Read more here and at the vimeo page for Mike Olbinski’s description of the filmmaking


Featured image consists of screenshots from a gif by Ori Toor.



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