Marco Jacquemet on Sat, 5 Mar 2016 00:21:14 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Tagging Banksy: Using Geographic Profiling to

   It would be nice to have a link to a free download of this article.
   Right now the only option is Francis and Taylor website, where they
   charge USD 234.00 for issue! As you may know, there's an ongoing fight
   (especially in Europe, see for instance or against this prostitution of

   On Fri, Mar 4, 2016 at 5:02 AM, nettime's evil scientist <> wrote:

     The pseudonymous artist Banksy is one of the UKâs most successful
     contemporary artists, but his identity remains a mystery. Here, we use
     a Dirichlet process mixture (DPM) model of geographic profiling, a
     mathematical technique developed in criminology and finding increasing
     application within ecology and epidemiology, to analyse the spatial
     patterns of Banksy artworks in Bristol and London. The model takes as
     input the locations of these artworks, and calculates the probability
     of âoffenderâ residence across the study area. Our analysis highlights
     areas associated with one prominent candidate (e.g., his home),
     supporting his identification as Banksy. More broadly, these results
     support previous suggestions that analysis of minor terrorism-related
     acts (e.g., graffiti) could be used to help locate terrorist bases
     before more serious incidents occur, and provides a fascinating
     example of the application of the model to a complex, real-world

     Hauge, Michelle V., Mark D. Stevenson, D. Kim Rossmo, and Steven C.  Le
     Comber. 2016. âTagging Banksy: Using Geographic Profiling to
     Investigate a Modern Art Mystery.â Journal of Spatial Science, March,
     1â6. doi:10.1080/14498596.2016.1138246.

   Marco Jacquemet
   Professor of Communication and Culture
   University of San Francisco
   tel: 415-422-5543
   fax: 415-422-5680

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