List of projects
- Let’s get physical: how to represent data through touch (2019)
A tutorial in data physicalisation for journalists, writter for the European Journalism Centre’s platform Datajournalism.com.
- Analysis of (Over) Tourism in Venice (2019)
Monthlyr eport with the latest data on short term rentals and tourism accomodation in Venice: population vs. beds available in hotels and short-term rentals at the block level, concentration of Airbnb listings and multihosts, time trends and counters. In collaboration with OCIO.
- Venice Bullettin on Airbnb listings (2019)
Auto-generated report with the latest data on Airbnb in Venice. The goal is to provide data-based context to local activists, researchers, policy makers and regular citizens wishing to investigate further the impact of short-term rentals in Venice. In collaboration with Inside Airbnb.
- Elezioni europee 2019 a Venezia, il futuro potrebbe essere meno verde di quello che sembra. (2019)
Local data journalism piece on EU elections in Venice and the scale of non-voters. In Italian.
- Introduzione ai dati (Introduction to data) (2019)
Online course on data formats, spreadsheet functions and basic stats. Students are guided in cataloguing, cleaning, enriching, analysing and visualizing a personal dataset with their books. Course for Dataninja School.
- Data Visualization (2019)
Online course on visualizing data, mixing theory and practice. Students are guided in visualizing a personal dataset with their books using several online tools (Datawrapper, Flourish, ArcGIS Online) and being mindful of data visualization best practices, like how to choose a chart depending on data and communication goal, or how to ensure accessibility. Course for Dataninja School.
- DataForGood: Data Visualization (2019)
Course on Data Visualization specifically targeted ad NGOs. Course for Dataninja School.
- Journalism & Dataviz: the Whos, Whats, Whys and Hows. (2018)
A brief report looking at use of dataviz in 2017–2018 award-winning data journalism. Featured in an issue of Conversation with data by The European Journalism Centre.
- A Manifesto For Physical Digital Journalism (2018)
A piece investingating journalistic potential of data physicalization as a novel reporting medium.
- Data Walk (2018)
A physical data installation that encourages a fun and intuitive way to interact with data. It consists of one or more large 3D wooden line chart(s) on which the participants can step and walk, thus engaging their sense of balance and touch to perceive the steepness, magnitude and slope of the data points and of the overall trend. (Worked on concept, story and data preparation).
- 3D Data Map (2018)
A flexible data installation that allows you to physically change removable 3D data layers on top of a map and to use the sense of touch to interact with the data. You can insert positive values on top and negative values on the bottom of the map, for an effect that is impossible to really obtain with 2D graphics. The same techniques can be used for data driven extrusion of any type of geometry: grids, administrative boundaries, buildings, etc. (Worked on concept, story and data preparation).
- Light Data Bars (2018)
A physical data installation that promotes an informal and participative approach to data. Each LED bar has a switch to set one of the two possible modes. If the switch is in position 1, the number of LEDs that light up is determined by the data. If the switch is in position two, the participant has to try to guess the correct data value by applying an amount of force on a sensor (more force = higher value) and the LEDs light up accordingly to such value. In the interaction, the user is both grasping a general feel of quantities through a non-visual sense, while also being surprised by how close or far its guesses are. (Worked on concept, story and data preparation).
- A tale of body and soul (2017)
Leonard Cohen’s “Avalanche”, one of his most mysterious songs, ends with an odd request: “It is your turn, beloved / it is your flesh that I wear”. And then silence. Whose turn is it? And the turn to do what, precisely? My illustration, A tale of body and soul, is an attempted response to Cohen’s appeal.
- Investigating the Oscars (2016)
Data-driven analysis of gender representation among nominees and winners throughout 88 years of Academy Awards.
- Women & Nobel prizes (2015)
Data-driven project looking at women Nobels
- Through the gender lens (2015)
Data analysis of 6,000 movies and their Bechdel Test scores.
- Open Data Lost Ground in 2015 (2015)
An Analysis of the 2015 OKFN Open Data Index.
- Rejected Asylum Requests (2015)
Mapping the Different Approaches to the Refugee Crisis.
- On the back of poorer countries (2015)
According to UN data, a group of 10 relatively poor countries hosted more than 50% of the world’s refugees in 2014.
- The refugee crisis in data (2015)
Insights on the 2015 UNHCR Report through a series of interactive data visualizations.
- Dangerously Low Vaccination Rates in California (2015)
Is the Golden State Heading for the End of Herd Immunity?
- The Transparency Reports’ Database (2014)
Aggregated and normalized DB of Transparency Reports from tech companies.
- Privacy. quando il Web fa lo spione (2014)
Part of a series of analysis aggregating transparency reports from multiple tech companies. (Italian)
- Semantic tool to access The Spy Files (2014)
Interactive database combining the four Wikileaks’ Spy Files releases.
- ‘Most Wanted’. Interpol’s transparency (2013)
Who’s on Interpol’s “Most Wanted” list? Data investigation reveals some worrying patterns behind Red Notice requests.
- Oliocontante (2013)
Who funded Italian political parties between November 2012 and April 2013?
- Blossoming Books (2013)
Are you a passionate reader? Ever thought of a network visualization to show off your bookshelf?
- Watching the watchers 2013
What surveillance research projects is the European Union funding? Is it striking any balance between privacy and surveillance?
- Social meets civic. Civic social media and open government data (2013)
MA thesis on collaborative fact-checking for citizens’ empowerment.
- The 2011 war in Libya in Italian newspapers (2012)
BA thesis. When Italian media were faced the task to inform the public on the events of the war in Libya, how did they respond?