Artist Lecture: Paolo Ciuccarelli of DensityDesign

February 21, 2017 5:00 PM–6:30 PM

Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry,
CMU College of Fine Arts, Room CFA-111 

Join us for this public lecture on Digital Humanities + Design by Paolo Ciuccarelli of the DensityDesign lab. This talk coincides with the Density Design team’s arrival for a week-long design sprint with the CMU digital humanities project, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon. 

Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Head of the BSc and MSc in Communication Design, Paolo is a member of the Design PhD board at Politecnico and co-editor of the journal “Big Data and Society” (SAGE publications). Founder and scientific director of DensityDesign Research Lab, he is a member of the Steering Committee of the »Reassembling the Republic of Letters« COST Action ( where he leads the Working Group on Communication and Data Visualization. He has participated in several applied research projects funded by private and public organizations where Communication Design and Data Visualization competences have been used to face a vast range of complex issues, from bringing data in the hands of non-expert users – the public – to mapping the evolution of techno-scientific controversies on the web and supporting the peculiar inquiry process of Digital Humanities scholars. The activity of the DensityDesign research lab focuses on the visual representation of complex phenomena and the development of interfaces and tools for enhancing the culture and the practice of Data and Information Visualization.

DensityDesign is a Research Lab in the Design Department of the Politecnico di Milano. It focuses on the visual representation of complex social, organizational and urban phenomena. Although producing, collecting, and sharing information has become much easier, robust methods and effective visual tools are still needed to observe and explore the nature of complex issues.

This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is sponsored by the CMU ProSeed/Crosswalk Seed Grants, the Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art @ the Frontier, The Carnegie Mellon Department. of English Digital Humanities Faculty Research Group, and Six Degrees of Francis Bacon.