Dario Rodighiero

Design, Data, 
and Humanities


Dario is an Assistant Professor of Sciences and Technology Studies at the University of Groningen, serving the multidisciplinary faculty of Campus Fryslân at the department of Knowledge Infrastructures.

For the faculty, he coordinates the minor Data Wise, teaches in the Bachelor’s program Data Science and Society, and establishes partnerships with companies and institutions.

He is affiliated at Harvard University with metaLAB and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, and is currently a research fellow of Edgelands Institute.

Dario’s research is rooted in knowledge design, critical data studies, and digital humanities, focusing on the mapping of science and GLAM digital archives.

His interdisciplinarity allows him to work across multiple domains, making him an excellent mediator between experts from different fields.

With Metis Press, he authored Mapping Affinities: Democratizing Data Visualization, a book about charting scientific communities from a design-driven perspective.

EPFL awarded him a Ph.D. in Sciences after attending the doctoral program of Architecture and Sciences of the City.

Over the years, he was employed at MIT, Sciences Po, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and the European Commission, lecturing at CERN and Ars Electronica and exhibiting at MAXXI and the Harvard Art Museums.

“Alongside Daniele [Guido] and Donato [Ricci], Dario is part of the ‘Little Italy’ that has set up shop in the AIME offices. Apart from sharing his enthusiasm and insatiable curiosity, Dario has brought along ten years experience in designing digital interfaces. With the others on the team, he has given life and form to the daring insights of both himself and his compatriots.”

— Bruno Latour, Paris 2013