Exquisitely colored data imagery from nature, argues Richard Weston, has the potential to enable everyone to participate creatively in the Digital Revolution. Discovered by the encounter between an ammonite and a digital scanner -followed by countless other minerals and techniques- many of the images in this book resemble works of art. Also, they can be easily combined with digital manufacturing to offer striking new graphic patterns. Indeed, experiments by Weston with fabrics and tiles, rugs and glass, led to an invitation to design scarves that were immediate bestsellers. Somehow drawing inspiration from Renaissance cabinets of curiosities, data imagery from nature blurs the boundary between science and art while suggesting new ways of design and production.