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Mad Quickies: Trump Archive, Darwin’s Demons, Met Art Open Access, Vinyl LP Slo Mo and More!

Well, well, my fine friends, I’ve peeled myself away from the news long enough to bring you some links of interest. Now if you don’t mind, I’d better return to check on the headlines because I’m sure 15 things have happened in the interim. I hope you like!

Archivists Want AI to Help Save, Analyze Everything Trump Says. And guess what? The Trump Archive is now online. “The Trump Archive collects TV news shows containing debates, speeches, rallies, and other broadcasts related to President-elect Donald Trump. This evolving non-commercial, searchable collection is designed to preserve the historical record for posterity.”

Holy Art Overload, Batman! The Met Placed Over 375,000 Artworks into the Public Domain for Unrestricted Use.

Abstract Expressionism is a favorite of mine, so when I ran across this old post of women being badass, it made me entirely happy. I hope you enjoy it, too. The Women Of Abstract Expressionism: 12 Artists History Should Not Forget.

Astronaut Andreas Mogensen recorded a ‘first of its kind’ video of mysterious blue jets of electricity. Blue jet burstiness gif included.

Dr. Barrie Robison and Dr. Terry Soule are set to release their first game from Polymorphic Games. Darwin’s Demons – an Action Game Designed to Teach People About Evolution! by CriticalDragon1177

Merriam-Webster has added more than 1,000 new words to the dictionary, which means we have “snollygoster” as new Scrabble ammo. [Seriously who says that?] Plus timely items like “truther”, “net neutrality”, “side-eye” and “microbiome”.

From the New York Times, Bookshelf: Five Iconic African-American Biographies for Kids.

ART FOR SALE: Original ink drawing Captain America “No, YOU move.” by Tom Hodges.


From Applied Science
Electron microscope slow-motion video of vinyl LP

Via @artcollisions

from the page
I describe how I made a stop motion animation of a phonograph needle in an LP groove using an electron microscope. I also show electron micrographs of other recording media.


Featured image is from “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat” written and illustrated by Javaka Steptoe.



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  1. Donna,

    That “Trump Archive” is going to be very useful!  Thanks for alerting us to it.

  2. Donna,

    By the way, if you or anyone else here wants to play it, Darwin’s Demons has just been released on Steam!  I’ve been playing it, and its a blast!

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