banksys-true-identity-revealed-1457108469“Art meets science in a new geographical profiling study from Queen Mary University of London, which probably just revealed the identity of the art world’s most and least iconic figure.”


I’m deeply ambivalent about this.  The spatial analyst in me loves see that mapping patterns can uncover truths but the cultural geographer in me feels sad that anonymity has been removed since that led to a greater mystique to his subverse, place-based art installations.  You can read the article to find out who he is, but I prefer the Banksy of my mind’s eye. 

Tags: placespatial, images, art, landscape, socioeconomic, class