Mapping Affinities: Democratizing Data Visualizations


The book “Mapping Affinities: Democratizing Data Visualization” was published by Metis Presses in June 2021.

It introduces an innovative visual model to map academic communities through their data, paying great attention to the delicate balance between individuals and the whole collective.

The Swiss National Science Foundation supported the digital edition, which is freely downloadable in English, while the French one is available in bookstores with the title “Cartographie des affinités.” Both paper editions may be purchased in the best-known Internet stores.

The paper edition was financially supported by two EPFL faculties, the College of Humanities, and the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, which is the case study of the book.

An excellent summary of the content is provided by the reviews of Mary Aviles for Nightingale, Eric Briys for Open Edition, and Caterina Agostini for Oxford University Press.