"At last week's design team meeting, we made a decision about
the direction of the overall theme for Fedora 14′s artwork,
which will affect – among other things – the default
wallpaper. We decided on Kyle Baker's submission, a Blender-created
mockup depicting many lines coming together to form a solid figure,
to serve as the basis of the visual concept of Fedora 14.
"There's a couple of reasons why this theme relates to Fedora
* First, the codename for Fedora 14 is 'Laughlin'. This is after
Robert Laughlin, the 1998 Nobel Prize winner in physics for the
fractional quantum Hall effect research he did. Laughlin argues for
a concept called 'emergence' which states: "The whole is more than
the sum of its parts."