My fellow nerds, you know that the internet—in its best moments—can be a completely wondrous place. So wondrous in fact that I cut short the sun in my Sunday to bring you these gems of delight on Monday. It’s a veritable cavalcade of Quickies! Please to enjoy…
Etsy find: Science textile art by Timothea, aka “ACannyLass. Loving her lichen structural diagram work. Via Chloë
Check out illustrator SICOSA’s gorgeous race-bent fan art and mystical character sketches. Via Robin
Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace to Perform in North Carolina “As a Form of Protest”. “I’m going to create an event around the show … to say that despite whatever stupid laws they enact, trans people are not going to be scared,” she said. Via Courtney
Infographic find: Timeline of the Far Future. I’m talking one hundred quintillion years. I need to hug some puppies.
Self-described dangerous woman, Ariana Grande doesn’t have time for your sexist crap. Via Courtney
A Santa Fe bowling alley has been turned into an immersive art environment: The House of Eternal Return. The 20,000-square-foot installation space was purchased by George R.R. Martin, designed by the art collective Meow Wolf and is a “unique combination of art exhibition, fantasy world, jungle gym, and children’s museum.”
If you are a fan of Holzer’s, you will want to read this. If you’re on the fence, this might be an interesting piece for you. And by “you” I might mean “me”. Light as Touch: Jenny Holzer’s Nighttime Poetry Projections.
A closer look at Android N’s new emoji as human faces are introduced. Via Courtney
Sez Cory Doctorow: Treescapers are bullshit. Via Critical Dragon
Beautiful Minds: International Artists Fuse Science and Art in India reports on an exhibition at Khoj Studios focusing on environment, climate change and human evolution.
Instagram find: #mapmonstermonday. Found via PRI’s story: Why there are sea monsters lurking in early world maps”
Courtney shared this with the Lab. I can’t make it through this without breaking glassware, but if you want to take a crack at it: An Open Letter to Rey from Star Wars by Nathan Alberson. Herewith the collective reaction from the Lab:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Explains Quantum Computing
from the page
During Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in April 2016, a journalist jokingly asked the Prime Minister to explain quantum computing. He called their bluff with a spot-on explanation. More.
Featured image is from the Celestial Series by David Brodeur.