GIORGIA LUPI, THE NEW AESTHETIC OF THE DATA NARRATIVE

ONLINE LECTURE, OFFICE OF LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

RECORDED IN 2017

- Information designers described as a 'bridge between the information and the people'.

- Lupi works with data in a hand-crafted almost 'artisanal' way, sketching with it as if it were an artistic material far from the limits of software presets. 

- Data driven digital products are created in close company with clients with a design driven approach through her agency, Accurat. 

- New Renaissance called Data Humanism: a questioning of the impersonality of a merely technological approach to data, reconnecting numbers to what they really stand for- more and more our lives. 

- Removing technology from the question forced the artists to extend themselves as designers and triggered an interest in using data as a personal documentary, quantifying details to a collection. 

- One year spent collecting data manually, forcing on what computers cannot gather and finding data in their minds and words they use, not only in their activities. 

- Important to reclaim the personality of data, the whole point is making it smaller, smarter and more understandable for people. 

- Use of data visualisation as a tool to render complexity, tools and software return standard tools and charts that do not speak to the understandable narrative we crave to comprehend the world around us. 

- Numbers are only a placeholder for something else, 'data-driven' does not mean unmistakably true.  

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