“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.
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.
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.
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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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.