Mad Quickies

Mad Quickies: Real-Time Lightning Tracker, Golden Ratio Viewfinder, Art Crimes and More!

Oh hi there, dear readers. Yr pal Brian has some real good treats for you today. Do grab a beverage to sip, get comfy and delight in the wonderment that is the Wednesday Quickies.

Let’s peruse today’s ART CRIMES.

A neural network that uses “Machine-learning techniques that mimic human recognition and dreaming processes” to search for exoplanets? Yes indeed. -Via Amy

Majestic – 12 Disney Princesses Reimagined as Cats Reimagined as Sharks That Are Not Disney Princesses. -Via Ryan and Ashley J

Okay, I want these embedded in a pair of glasses – A transparent viewfinder for observing the Golden Ratio in the world around us. -Via Donna

I had a feeling that Canadian PM Justin Trudeau was something out of a comic book. Looks like I wasn’t wrong – Trudeau appears in a variant cover of Marvel’s Civil War II. -Via Beth

This one’s got the Internet in quite a tizzy – Author Mur Lafferty’s “The Shambling Guide to NYC” and “Ghost Train to New Orleans” have been optioned by Netflix! -Via Donna

Director James Cameron has opinions about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Good for you James. Good for you. -Via Courtney

Sweet baby Jesus! A website that tracks lightning strikes all over the world… IN REAL TIME!!! This is truly a gift. -Via Jim


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Brian George is an illustrator who lives and works in the Van Beardswick neighborhood of Brooklyn. His fierce love of cheesecake is often (but not always) thwarted by his intolerance for lactose. He will draw and paint for your amusement (‘amusement’ is archaic Etruscan slang for ‘money’). Visit his portfolio, follow his tweets @brianggeorge or on G+

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