Dario Rodighiero

Design, Data, 
and Humanities


Dario Rodighiero is an Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Groningen, where he serves the multidisciplinary Campus Fryslân faculty within the Knowledge Infrastructure department.

At the faculty, Dario coordinates the Data Wise minor for introducing students to applied data science in real-world problems, while also teaching data and visual literacy within the Bachelor’s program in Data Science and Society.

Maintaining affiliations with Harvard University, he acts as a principal at metaLAB (at) Harvard, delving into arts and humanities, and holds a position as a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, focusing on controversy mapping.

Dario relies on critical data, digital humanities, and knowledge design to map digital archives to understand the nature of cultural and scientific dynamics. His approach bridges gaps between diverse fields, acting as a mediator for interdisciplinary initiatives.

With Metis Press, he authored the book, “Mapping Affinities: Democratizing Data Visualization.” This work delves into reinventing organizational charts, offering a fresh take on the way we visualize and interpret social dynamics.

EPFL awarded him a Ph.D. in Science. Over the years, he has held positions at MIT, Sciences Po, Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and the European Commission, hs lectured at CERN and Ars Electronica, and has exhibited at MAXXI and Harvard Art Museums.