Mapping Scholarly AffinitiesThis is a doctoral thesis that originated the creation of the Affinity Map. Such a map is a visual method to represent the complexity of academic practices within a scientific collective. The concept of affinity is used to draw actual and potential collaborations to provide scholars with an instrument to foster interdisciplinarity.
Bergamo, Lausanne, Maastricht 2015
Deconstructing the Analogous CityThe architect Aldo Rossi composed the Analogous City with a group of friends for the Venice Biennale in 1976. For the 40th anniversary the original references used by the authors were found and collected. The result of this research was printed as a map, titled The Analogous City, the Map. It was also transformed into an iPad application freely downloadable. The work was created in collaboration with the Bonnefanten Museum and the Archizoom Gallery, and was included in the exhibition Aldo Rossi – The Window of the Poet.
Retrospective of Digital HumanitiesThe Digital Humanities Laboratory of EPFL organized a retrospective of its research during the Nuit des Musées in Lausanne. The exhibition was situated in the well-known Rolex Learning Center and was structured as a circular labyrinth composed of 150 images that represented four years of laboratory research. The exhibition partner Bilumen specifically created 150 backlit lamp frames, adapted to host A0 prints. The result was a soft ambient where visitors were guided by laboratory members through backlit images in a visual retrospective exploration.
Walkable Data VisualizationsVisualizations are often displayed on the screen, but materializing them on different supports creates new way of interaction. The photograph portraits me, Frédéric Kaplan, and Bruno Latour on a walkable visualization designed for the Digital Humanities Conference 2014. Attendees were invited to find themselves on the surface by walking, thereby creating a social space for reading and interacting with other members of the scientific community. Two case studies are analyzed and discussed in the paper titled Printing Walkable Visualizations.