Data Humanism

  • Room: Auditorium
  • Session Number: WK2
Wednesday, May 02, 2018: 2:15 PM - 3:00 PM


Giorgia Lupi


Through my professional and artistic practice over the years, I have learnt that data not only can describe the objective world, but it can especially grasp and illustrate aspects of our life that we hardly associate with numbers.

Now that the ways we relate to information are evolving more rapidly than we realize, it is time to change our minds about data.

This talk is about how we can see this moment as an opportunity to jumpstart a new renaissance, where we can question the impersonality of a merely technical approach to data, where we are ready to reconnect numbers to what they really stand for: which are more and more our lives.

Presenting my most recent projects and collaborations, I will share how I look at data as a lens to better understand our human nature, and, on the other hand, how I am exploring ways to humanize data and make it speak our language. I will also share my ongoing experiments in representing data to evoke empathy and emotions besides providing knowledge and understanding, and transform even the driest quantitative analysis into a moment of humanity and poetry. 


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