AIME is not meant simply to be a volume, rather an expanded book. This means that — on the side of the paper version — the book has been augmented by a digital part. AIME enriches the reading with dynamic index and glossary, but moreover it allows users to contribute at the Latour’s book. In this fashion the book is not a frozen work on bookshelves, but it becomes alive changing in time.
Apr 1st, 2013
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Mar 2nd, 2011
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Finally I am at the end of student career. After three years of Computer Science, I am going to finish the Master’s Degree in Psychology at the University of Milan-Bicocca. To design an interface to manage thesauri is the subject of the thesis that has been written with the help of Gabriella Pasi, Carlo Ferigato and Luca Bernardinello. This work is important for me because it is part of the project at the JRC of Ispra, carried out in collaboration with FAO, BGS and BNCF.
The thesis is going to be presented tomorrow at Palazzo delle Stelline in Milan (map) during the conference L’Italia delle Biblioteche. The collateral presentation is organized by AIDA and Piero Cavaleri in Sala Verdi.
The day after tomorrow the thesis is going to be officially discussed at the University of Milan-Bicocca at the Department of Psychology.
The thesis is in Italian, I hope to have the time to translate it. Click on the image to get the full pdf of the thesis or click Il tesauro non è un dinosauro.
Dec 21st, 2009
When I started working in the graphic design field, my master said logos must be fixed. Fortunately things are changing, so this is the most spreaded example of dynamic logo realized for the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen in 2009. The only similar example I remember is the Netscape logo cited by Lev Manovich in the Language of New Media.
The work has been realized by okdeluxe, a London-based design studio focused on interaction design and the design of media experiences. Companies like this demonstrate how the world of graphic design is now infected by programming languages. Now this concept is more and more evident, in fact using tools is not the final stage of graphic design, now we are able to go inside code for designing tools by ourself.
Oct 22nd, 2009
I am not a fan of social network systems, but when I arrived at the Ispra library I decided to join a books social network. Anobii was the choice.
The Anobii site is really nice, attractive and minimal as the Japanese style, but after three years I moved to LibraryThing for different reasons.
The main reason is that LibraryThing has more users I can share books with, especially in English. The other reason is that LibraryThing has been created by librarians, so the system uses some specific librarian features as the Z39.50 protocol or the Library of Congress subjects. Great for me.
I am really happy for the new choice, but I miss something. I miss the minimalism of information visualization, a clear and essential layout of web pages. From this point of view LibraryThing is a mess: you have too much information, often badly arranged. There is no whole view of the project, it seems that every single application is appended somewhere just after its creation. They have a quite serious design lack.
Is not possible to have LibraryThing library approach with Anobii interface?