I am delighted to tell you that we have the results in from the F35 inspiration vote: Mae
Here's a rundown of the results:
Total voters: 24
1. Mae Jemison
10 votes / 41.67%
2. Irène Joliot-Curie
7 votes / 29.17%
3. Edward Jenner
4 votes / 16.67%
4. Whitcomb Judson
2 votes / 8.33%
5. Reynold Johnson
1 vote / 4.17%
A reminder of Dr. Jemison's background:
A medical doctor and scientist who became a NASA astronaut studying
the effects of weightlessness and motion sickness on human health. She also appeared on an
episode of Star Trek and is the only real astronaut to ever do so. Jemison was a doctor
(also very timely to feature a doctor with the pandemic) as well as an astronaut and a
We've done a lot of space themes and I'd suggest aiming away from a generic space
theme and maybe thinking about specifically the human body in space since that was her
research topic for NASA (and relevant to COVID too which is topical of course.)
I'll update the ticket accordingly, and appreciate anyone / everyone taking in helping
us gather ideas on how to visually represent F35 in light of this. I am thinking about
using the first design video chat session to brainstorm some ideas together which will be
reported back on the ticket so anyone who can't make it can participate.
On January 5, 2021 3:10:30 PM EST, "Máirín Duffy" <duffy(a)redhat.com>
Let's get voting, I've set up a vote to expire this Saturday, Jan 9 so
we can get started brainstorming on visual concepts next week.
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On 12/17/20 4:20 PM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> We missed the boat on getting the F33 and F34 wallpaper out at the
> same time. We have the F34 wallpaper underway but I'd like to try to
> get F34 and F35 out at the same time so we can finally get ahead a
> As a refresher, each release we increment a letter of the alphabet
> look to highlight a scientist, inventor, or engineer whose name
> with that letter and use their work as inspiration for the visual
> concept of the wallpaper.
> For example, F29's inspiration was Alexander Graham Bell ("B") and we
> embedded the concept of a vocal sound wave into the visuals of a
> forest reflecting in water.
> For F35, the letter is J. The first part of this process is as a team
> we vote on which of a few J figures we find most inspirational / the
> best possibility for cool visuals for the F35 wallpaper. I propose
> list below. Should we get voting?
> 1. Irene Joliot-Curie -
> Marie Curie's daughter, she was a Nobel-prize winning scientist who
> was the first to transmute stable atoms into radioactive atoms.
> Visual concepts around this theme could deal with transformation /
> change / conversion, and energy/power.
> 2. Edward Jenner -
> Credited with the discovered of smallpox vaccination - he noticed
> milkmaids that had contracted cowpox from working with cows were
> immune to smallpox and developed and tested a vaccine.
> This concept is clearly timely with the ongoing pandemic. We could
> off of that, one of the concepts around defeating an infectious
> disease is each individual caring about the needs of the whole
> community and being considerate, and understanding we're all one - so
> that's one potential concept that could be visualized in some form.
> 3. Mae Carol Jemison -
> A medical doctor and sceintist who became a NASA astronaut studying
> the effects of weightlessness and motion sickness on human health.
> also appeared on an episode of Star Trek and is the only real
> astronaut to ever do so.
> Jemison was a doctor (also very timely to feature a doctor with the
> pandemic) as well as an astronaut and a teacher/mentor. We've done a
> lot of space themes and I'd suggest aiming away from a generic space
> theme and maybe thinking about specifically the human body in space
> since that was her research topic for NASA.
> 4. Whitcomb Judson -
> A mechanical engineer from the mid 19th century with many
> railway/streetcar patents who also happened to have invented the
> There's a lot of neat abstract visuals we could come up with I think
> around the mechanism of a zipper (which he called a "clasp-locker
> fastener"). The way the components weave together, and the general
> concept of connecting things could be neat visuals.
> 5. Reynold B. Johnson -
> A high school science teacher who became an engineer at IBM and
> invented the first hard drive in 1956. In his retirement he invented
> technology to enable Fisher Price toys to speak.
> I'm not too sure about visuals for this one but the invention of the
> hard drive seems pretty significant and relevant to Fedora so I
> figured I'd throw it in :)
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