MYTHIC POWER IN SCIENTIFIC NARRATIVES BY MARGUERITE HUMEAU

by Ariadna Zierold

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Marguerite Humeau has produced an entire series of new work. A physical and sensory experience at the crossroads between research and fiction. Myths, speculations and fantasies are at the heart of Marguerite Humeau’s artwork. The development of each project includes a phase of extensive research and collaboration with numerous specialists and scientists.

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Working at the intersection of art, science, and technology, Marguerite Humeau explores the mythic power of scientific narratives and their effect on a larger understanding of the world. Starting with intensive research, Humeau traverses diverse fields such as paleontology, media theory, and biology to find factual basis for her sculptural and sound-based works.

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Birth of Times New Roman

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We didn’t know this, but Times New Roman, the default font for our entire childhood, was from the mind of Stanley Morison, who “oversaw” the design for The Times of London newspaper in the 1930s. But their is a controversy surrounding Morison and if he actually created it.

According to BoingBoing and their research, “Evidence found in 1987 — drawings for letters and corresponding brass plates — suggests that the real father of the font wasn’t a typographer at all, but a wooden boat designer from Boston named William Starling Burgess.Burgess is famous in his field for having designed inventive, beautiful yachts (including three that won the America’s Cup), planes for the U.S. Navy and Wilbur and Orville Wright, and some experimental cars.

“But before he accomplished any of those things, Burgess — in 1904, when he was only 26 — had a brief and brilliant flirtation with typography. He wrote to the U.S. branch of the Lanston Monotype Corp. requesting that a font be made to his specifications. He planned to use it on company documents at his nascent shipyard in Marblehead, Mass. He penciled letters and mailed them in. Some work went into creating the font on the corporation’s end — a few brass plates of the letters were cut — but then Burgess abandoned the project to partner with the Wright brothers. Lanston Monotype tried to sell the fledgling font to Time magazine in 1921, but it declined the offer, and Burgess’ unfinished project, simply labeled “Number 54,” was shelved for more than half a century.”

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Minka Kelly is the “Sexiest Woman Alive 2010″ according to Esquire

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We don’t even know what Minka Kelly does (upon our research, she is marrying Derek Jeter and was on “Friday Night Lights”), but Esquire thinks very highly of her, naming her the “Sexiest Women Alive 2010.” Wow, really? She’s cute and all, but she sort of looks like a not as good looking Leighton Meester from “Gossip Girl” in our opinion.

Anyway, the real thing to look at is Esquire’s “Sexiest Women in the World Atlas,” where you can see the most beautiful women from all the countries, including places like Burundi.

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