Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Mapping coral reefs, transforming taxis into vegetable gardens, tracing Harlem's legacy as a style hub and more

Scientists Globally Map Coral Reefs For The First Time Under the direction of Arizona State University’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation, more than 450 teams of scientists have succeeded in creating the first continually updating map of the world’s shallow coral reefs, an undertaking that required 2.25 million satellite images covering about 100,000 square miles. As one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the …

Scientists Globally Map Coral Reefs For The First Time

Under the direction of Arizona State University’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation, more than 450 teams of scientists have succeeded in creating the first continually updating map of the world’s shallow coral reefs, an undertaking that required 2.25 million satellite images and about 100,000 square miles. As one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, coral reefs are an important home for marine …

The Office For Creative Research

The creative trio uses boundary-defying interfaces at the nexus of art and technology to help people understand big data

NYC-based The Office for Creative Research unites three internationally renowned media artists—Jer Thorp, Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen—in an exploration of data’s expressive possibilities. OCR harnesses vast troves of raw data, streaming it through boundary-defying interfaces that change how we interact with information while enabling us to make sense of the world in new ways. “We make data accessible,” says Rubin, who refers to his …