Henning Dekant (author of the WaveWatching blog) and I (and some others) are in the process of refurbishing the old Artiste company, a quantum computing software company. Henning and I decided we would keep the old website (http://www.ar-tiste.com) intact, plus start a new Artiste website (http://www.artiste-qb.net). The old website is “Artiste classic” with antiquated HTML technology and the new one is “Artiste modern” (or art deco, or futuristic).
I’ve always thought of Artiste as a company that combines Science and Art, the way Leonardo DaVinci was fond of doing. That is partly why I chose Artiste for the name of the company. Recently, I started using at the old Artiste website a logo of Leonardo DaVinci’s Vitruvian man (a nice picture of a cadaver doing jumping jacks) circumscribed by an italic letter ““.