Cake figurines and other monsters




Jean Lecointre, Turkish Delights, 2003 - 2004


Jean Lecointre, Etat de siège, Libération, Cahier Livres, 1997


Jean Lecointre, Harcèlement électronique, Libération - Cahier Multimédia, 2003


Jean Lecointre, Spécial thriller, Libération, Cahier livres, 1996

Source: Jean Lecointre

Insect women



c-trl Labs, Microvert, 2006

Source: c-trl, Youtube

Alphonse Bertillon



Every measurement slowly reveals the workings of the criminal. Careful observation and patience will reveal the truth.

Alphonse Bertillon (April 24, 1853-February 13, 1914) was a French law enforcement officer and biometrics researcher who created anthropometry, an identification system based on physical measurements. Anthropometry was the first scientific system police used to identify criminals. Until this time, criminals could only be identified based on eyewitness accounts, which are known to be unreliable. The method was eventually supplanted by fingerprinting, but "his other contributions like the mug shot and the systematisation of crime-scene photography remain in place to this day.".
From: Wikipedia

Source: Visible Proofs: Forensic Views of the Body, Criminocorpus, Wikipedia

Biométrie - Le corps identité


Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Biometrics - The Body as Identity, Paris, 2008

Biometrics - Set of computerised methods for recognising people based on physical characteristics.
Comprises the techniques for measuring human beings and the statistical methods of processing these measurements. In the field of identification, biometrics uses computers to identify or authenticate the identity of a person based on the measurement of at least one physical characteristic (e.g. fingerprint, retinal image, or DNA) that is unique to the individual.

Source: Cité des sciences Paris, Cité des telecoms: Expo biométrie