Mapping Affinities: Democratizing Data Visualizations


The book published by Metis Presses introduces a new visual model to map scientific communities through personal 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.

Both English and French paper editions are also available for purchase thanks to the support of two EPFL faculties, the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering and the College of Humanities.

In June 2021, Metis Presses published the English edition with the title “Mapping Affinities: Democratizing Data Visualization,” while the French edition is titled “Cartographie des affinités : Démocratiser la visualisation de données.”