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Giorgia Lupi: Data Humanism

Oct 25
4:30pm - 5:30pm
On Campus Event - Carpenter Library, Room 21
Photo of Giorgia Lupi

Join the President's Office for a talk about "data humanism" with Giorgia Lupi, an award-winning information designer and a partner at Pentagram design studio in New York City.

Giorgia Lupi is an information designer and artist whose research and practice uses data as a tool to better understand human nature. Lupi, an advocate for data humanism, uses data visualization as her expressive medium to narrate what she discovers. As we are impacted by algorithms, infographics, and big data, Lupi analyzes this data to create informational graphics that translate into narratives, visual, and tactile structures, immersive websites, and interactive experiences that render the data approachable and enable the viewer or participant to understand the information and locate its relevance in their lives and the lives of others.

Lupi has worked on a wide range of projects from branding and marketing work for international business clients including Starbucks and IBM, to work for the COVID-19 Technology Task force, Museum of the City of New York, and University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She has also focused on social and personal projects, including the Creative Pace of 20th Century Artists, collaboration with musicians, and working with a friend on visualizations to help cope with the illness of a child. As artist-in-residence at Rand, her topics of investigation and visualization include research on how to transform mental health care in America, the potential risks and benefits of the “Internet of Bodies,” and U.S. trends in income inequality.

Lupi's graphic narratives have been published in The New York Times, La Lettura, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Popular Science and others. Her work has been exhibited at the Mindworks Center in Chicago, MoMA, the Museum of Design Atlanta, and numerous galleries. She is co-author of Dear Data and Observe, Collect, DrawA Visual Journal. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Art, and has been a Director’s Fellow at the MIT Media Lab, a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future council on New Metrics, and was just named the Communication Design winner for the 2022 National Design Awards.

Giorgia Lupi: The Room of Change
Giorgia Lupi, The Room of Change, data research and visualization for the XXII Milan Design Triennale (Milan, Italy, 2019). Project Partner: Accurat. Photo: Gianluca di Ioia
Giorgia Lupi: Deloitte Insights Data Visualization Design System
Giorgia Lupi, Deloitte Insights Data Visualization Design System, data visualization design system for Deloitte Insights (2022). Photo: Courtesy of Giorgia Lupi
Giorgia Lupi: Plastic Air
Giorgia Lupi, Plastic Air, data visualization and digital design and development of a web-based experience about microplastic pollution. Created for Google Arts & Culture (2020). Photo: Courtesy of Giorgia Lupi
Giorgia Lupi, Mindworks: The Science of Thinking
Giorgia Lupi, Mindworks: The Science of Thinking, data visualization and experience design for the world’s first working lab dedicated to behavioral science, hosted by the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois, 2020). Project Partners: Abbott Miller (Pentagram), Luke Hayman (Pentagram), K&S Partners. Photo: Tom Rossiter

Sponsored by the President’s Office in conjunction with the Data Science Program and Annie Dorsen: Algorithmic Theater, for which major support was provided by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Audience: BMC Community
Type(s): Informational Event/Presentation
Ruth Lindeborg

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