Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Revealing Banksy's indentity, NASA's new invention, the darkest pigment in the world and more in our look at the web

1. Banksy’s True Identity Using a technique called “geographic profiling”—which is mostly used to catch serial criminals—scientists at Queen Mary University of London claim to have discovered the true identity of the infamous street artist Banksy. After building a geoprofile from the locations of 140 of Bansky’s suspected artworks, the team was able to pinpoint different “hot spots” all strongly linked to one individual: Robin …

Scientists Use Geographic Profiling to Reveal Banksy’s True Identity

Using a technique called “geographic profiling”—which is mostly used to catch serial criminals—scientists at Queen Mary University of London claim to have discovered the true identity of the infamous street artist Banksy. After building a geoprofile from the locations of 140 of Bansky’s suspected artworks, the team was able to pinpoint different “hot spots” all strongly linked to one individual: Robin Gunningham, the person previously …

Banksy’s New Steve Jobs Artwork Confronts Refugee Stigmas

Located on a wall inside the Calais refugee camp, Bansky’s latest piece features the image of late Apple founder Steve Jobs and aims to confront the stigma that refugees drain countries’ resources. It references the history of Jobs and his Syrian migrant father, who moved to America after World War II. Jobs later went on to build the world’s most valuable company, which now pays …