In late January 2020, artist @tomassaraceno@twitter.com launched a black air balloon powered only by the sun and air, forgoing lithium, helium, or fossil fuels.

thisiscolossal.com/2020/02/tom

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By absorbing ultraviolet rays to heat the air and allow it to raise, the balloon can hold 250 kilograms, or about two people.

"Humans have always dreamed of flying.
Today that dream has become a nightmare.

But, what if we could fly differently?"

@tomassaraceno@twitter.com

studiotomassaraceno.org/fly-wi

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@Joanie @eel do you know if Joanie is actually using the fedi or is it just a mirror of their twitter account?

@Joanie @eel ah nevermind, it looks just like a mirror, it's full of @twitter garbage.

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