Theme: LISP Machine
This theme is based on the CADR LISP Machine of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The machine played a role in the history of free software. Its commercialization in the year 1979 split the MIT hacker community and was one of the reasons AI lab programmer Richard M. Stallman started the GNU project. The complex wiring of the machine (the first machines were hand-assembled by Prof. Richard Greenblatt in the mid-1970s) may also symbolize the art of hacking that is valued by the Debian community. I photographed the machine during a visit in Boston on October 9th, 2010.
I wrote a presentation of the idea to the Debian Desktop list. http://lists.debian.org/debian-desktop/2010/11/msg00039.html
Author: Ulrich Hansen (email@example.com)
Copyright: Ulrich Hansen, Mainz, Germany 2010. Published under the terms of the of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
See also my artwork for Debian CDs at: http://www.ulrich-hansen.de/debian
Final Proposition (Blue Version)
To make the blue theme consistent with the dark/golden colors of the CD label and cover I created the following version of the GDM3 Wallpaper. A pure blue version can also be downloaded.
Desktop splash screen 420x293 px
Of course some of the elements (screenshots, quotes, release notes) have to be changed with the release of Debian 6.
Second version "Nucleus"
I developed this second version while working on the CD label. Basically it is the same picture as the first version that I took and transformed to a circle.
The source files for each graphic will be published as soon as the work is done. Already available is the Source XCF-file (GIMP) for the CD label, which can be found here: http://lazybrowndog.net/debian/squeeze/spacemachine/_other/cd
This theme is based on some photographs I took. These photographs are also released under a free license. Copyright: Ulrich Hansen, Mainz, Germany 2010. Published under the terms of the of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
Detail of the top of the machine. The post-it on the left has the name "Marvin" on it, which means Prof. Marvin Minsky, I suppose.
The detail of the wiring on the front. Note that this picture was taken without flash (in contrary to the other ones above). I used this picture for the wallpaper, the CD label and CD cover.
Another theme that is based on this one is SpaceMachine
To see my other Debian related artwork, visit http://www.debianart.org/cchost/?ccm=/people/uhansen.