Sophisticated tools for creating top-quality digital art are now available free through a Web application. With Raven, users can create complex illustrations based on vector graphics, in which formulas are used to render images that can be scaled to any size without losing detail. The market for this technology, which grounds much of today’s professional digital graphics, has been dominated by Adobe Illustrator. Ironically, Raven’s sophistication is possible partly because the application was created in Flex, an open-source framework for Web applications that’s also built by Adobe.
Other products in this section:
Geoffrey Hinton tells us why he’s now scared of the tech he helped build
“I have suddenly switched my views on whether these things are going to be more intelligent than us.”
ChatGPT is going to change education, not destroy it
The narrative around cheating students doesn’t tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.
Meet the people who use Notion to plan their whole lives
The workplace tool’s appeal extends far beyond organizing work projects. Many users find it’s just as useful for managing their free time.
Learning to code isn’t enough
Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.
Get the latest updates from
MIT Technology Review
Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.