[For the hiatus, I’m going to be posting a bunch of the development art I made for the series. It’ll be posted in the order it was made, leading up to the week the comic resumes]
Quite possibly one of the most important rooms in Foundation A, and indeed one of the most important rooms on the whole planet!
This is where we first really get introduced to the concept of keystones. The black cylinder-shaped “rock” near the back of the room is made of a special kind of technology that can produce holograms and store information. If someone chooses to get an implant (dubbed a “skinplant), they’re able to activate these features remotely (assuming they have the clearance), but the keystones act as a means for people without those implants to use the features as well. Plus, they mark objects and/or locations which have holo-tech to access.
It’s common to see things that have a black touchpad (which is usually referred to as a keystone). As such, people rarely decorate things in the environment to have pure black sections so they can avoid confusion. Slightly lighter shades of blacks/grays aren’t frowned upon, though.
Another fun detail that may be hard to pick out is that around the keystone near the back, there are a bunch of plants… specifically, pea plants. If you want to learn some real-world scientific history, look up Gregor Mendel and Pea Plants. I thought that’d be a cute little easter egg to put in.