How the Rainbow Colour Map Misleads

Scientist Charlotte Robinson sends this article on how the rainbow colour map misleads and how you only see colour maps you can name.

At an exhibition of art inspired by objects in a natural science museum, I note what is named (significance of artists within a cultural system) and what is not (significance of objects within the natural ecosystem). Can such curatorial practice, if taken to extremes, render the natural world a commodity for art production rather than inspiration for understanding?

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