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Fragmented Blocks of Color and Texture Overlap in Lui Ferreyra’s Layered Portraits

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“Awear Glasses,” digital drawing for Charmant USA. All images Lui Ferreyra, shared with permission

Curved patches and geometric blocks comprise the layered portraits by Denver-based artist Lui Ferreyra (previously). Working both digitally and with colored pencil on paper, Ferreyra overlaps outlined fragments filled with thin lines to convey shadow and light, creating nuanced portrayals of his subjects. The prismatic works shown here are some of the artist’s more recent personal projects and commissions, which show the development of his distinct style during the last few years, in addition to the contrast he continues to draw between densely composed fields of color and larger expanses of negative space.

Ferreyra is currently a resident in The Ramble Hotel’s Art Can program, and his illustrations will be on view at the Denver location’s pop-up gallery through September 7. A few prints are available in his shop, and you can follow his work on Instagram.

 

“Unfinished Series 1,” digital drawing

“Marc Maron,” digital drawing

“Open Hand,” digital drawing

“Psyche,” color pencil on black paper

“Rainbow Series 1,” digital drawing

“Rainbow Series 3,” digital drawing

“Jasmin,” digital drawing for Scholarship America

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The Conway Circle Theorem

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Discovered by Princeton mathematician John Horton Conway: If the sides meeting at each vertex of a triangle are extended by the length of the opposite side, as shown, the six resulting endpoints will lie on a circle — and that circle is concentric with a circle inscribed in the triangle.

Also, pleasingly, Wikipedia has a list of things named after John Horton Conway.

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This Bezos-backed energy startup hopes to take the next step toward nuclear fusion

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The clean, safe form of power generation has been ’10 years away’ for decades now, but General Fusion thinks it may be getting closer. Its new installation will prove if it’s right.

Inside an airy circular building that will soon be built in a field near Oxford, England, a new machine filled with swirling liquid metal—and plasma heated to more than 100 million degrees Celsius—will begin giving visitors a close look at the potential of nuclear fusion technology.

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At these low-income apartment buildings, solar power helps pay for free Wi-Fi

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After installing panels on the roof, the electricity savings from common areas in the buildings will be passed on to residents in the form of free internet access.

In the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, nearly 40% of low-income households don’t have internet access. It’s a challenge across many parts of New York City that became especially apparent during the pandemic, when many children were loaned laptops for distance learning but couldn’t log on to use them. But some affordable apartment buildings in the area will soon begin offering free Wi-Fi—funded through solar power on the roof.

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97 days ago
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interessante o contexto entre energia solar e conectividade.
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No Dia Mundial da Arte, uma atividade para toda a família

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Estamos atravessando um período difícil, e neste momento um pouco de inspiração faz um bem danado. Por isso, no Dia Mundial da Arte o Google Arts & Culture lança um novo acervo: Diversão para a Família com o Arts & Culture. Essa coleção oferece a pais e filhos um jeito diferente de aprender sobre arte, animais, ciência, espaço, livros e música. É possível, por exemplo, descobrir o que tem dentro de um buraco negro; usar a realidade virtual para caminhar com um gigante jurássico; e até treinar um pouco da mágica de Harry Potter. Os pequenos podem também seguir um pinguim divertido e irritante em vários passeios virtuais por salas de museus.



Graças à ajuda de nossos parceiros, novos tesouros e histórias passam a ficar disponíveis no Google Arts & Culture. Mais de cem exposições variadas, vindas de 35 de instituições culturais como a Atassi Foundation (Emirados Árabes Unidos), o Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Buenos Aires (Argentina), o Palazzo Monti (Itália) e o Yale Center for British Art (Estados Unidos), reúnem cerca de 18 mil obras, peças de arte e histórias. A Nakamura Keith Haring Collection, do Japão, é o único museu do mundo a exibir com exclusividade os trabalhos de Keith Haring. São mais de 50 obras do artista americano, entre elas o anjo amarelo-vivo de grandes asas abertas, agora digitalizado em altíssima definição.

Um dos personagens característicos de Keith Haring, "O Anjo". Explore-o nos mínimos detalhes, graças à Art Camera.

Para o Brasil, as histórias únicas do Museu do Café, o Museu Oscar Niemeyer e o Museu da Casa Brasileira estão disponíveis na plataforma a partir de hoje. Todos são convidados a descobrir, aprender e explorar a exposição "Calixto: Discurso do Progresso e Identidade Paulista". Os usuários também podem fazer uma tour virtual pelas exposições fotográficas "Man Ray em Paris" e "O último Império - Serguei Maksimishin", duas exposições fotográficas do Museu Oscar Niemeyer, além das exposições “Coleção MCB” "A Casa e a Cidade - Coleção Crespi Prado" e "Remanescentes da Floresta Atlântica & Acervo MCB", itens de destaque do acervo do Museu da Casa Brasileira.

Para quem quiser saber mais, segue uma lista de jeitos de se divertir com o Arts & Culture em casa. E, para viajar sem sair da sua poltrona, confira as maravilhas culturais da Itália, França, Espanha e do Reino Unido. A aventura continua no Google Arts & Culture e no aplicativo grátis disponível para iOS e Android.

Publicado por Valeria Gasparotti, gerente de programa do Google Arts & Culture
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How Facebook became “the most Chinese company In Silicon Valley”

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In this excerpt from Alex Kantrowitz’s new book, “Always Day One,” he describes how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg responded to the threat posed by Snapchat.

At around the same time Facebook was working out its News Feed issues, an upstart messaging app called Snapchat — led by the brash Stanford graduate Evan Spiegel — built a feature called Stories, which let people share photos and videos with friends that disappeared in a day. Snapchat’s users loved how Stories gave them a carefree way to post (in contrast with Facebook, where your posts would go to everyone and stick around forever) and the app’s usage exploded. Spiegel, who once spurned a $3 billion acquisition offer from Zuckerberg, was now hitting him where it hurt. In the zero-sum game of social media, where time spent on one platform is time not spent on another, Spiegel had the energy, the sharing, and was driving his company toward a hot IPO.

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