Forgotten Stories of Unknown Pleasures

A revisualization of the pulsar data used on the cover of Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures, projected isomorphically

Reminder that the cover of Joy Division’s #UnknownPleasures (which turns 40 today) is based on a visualization of Jocelyn Bell Burnell’s data from the first human observation of a pulsar.

She should had received a Nobel Prize for that work, instead the award was given to her boss.

The work of women is braided into the history of science, technology, and culture. We’ve always been here. But patriarchy keeps trying to bury us and our work.

Image credit: Ho-Teng Chang

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