Today at Politecnico di Milano, a discussion on Digital Humanities with Paolo Ciuccarelli and Giorgio Uboldi (Density Design), Glauco Mantegari (Accurat Agency) and Rachele Sprugnoli (Fondazione Bruno Kessler).

Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

The 12th June 2014, the network representation of DH2014 will be unveiled at the IC Research Day of EPFL.

The network portrays all keywords used in the Digital Humanities 2014 conference, which will take place in Lausanne, Switzerland. The keywords‚ represented by nodes‚have been freely chosen by each author attending the conference, contributed via their papers and posters. Edges represent keywords appearing together in a contribution. The weight of the edges measures the occurrence of keywords pairs, multiplied by the number of authors creating them. The visualization is meant as a talking point, to foster a debate about the controversial definition of the Digital Humanities domain.


Digital Humanities representation in 2014

Principia Philosophie

Principia Philosophie @BNF

Principia Philosophie, René Descartes

It’s Xmas time and outside is raining. What is better than designing your missing pen case and creating it? With the help of my family I realised the simpler case for my pens just with a cutter and some felt. If needed here the document with all the measures.

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Happy to say I am now a PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of EPFL in Lausanne, attending the Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the Cities, a balanced combination of architecture and social sciences. I joined the College of Humanities in the Digital Humanities Laboratory where my supervisor, Frédéric Kaplan, is director. I have also the pleasure to collaborate with the Chôros Laboratory where my co-director of thesis, Boris Beaude, belongs.


The 24-25 October UDC has organized its Seminar at the National Library in The Hague, Netherlands, whose topic is the visualization and interaction with classifications. Since the subject is largely interdisciplinary, the people who are going to attend have different expertises: Library and Information Science, Information Visualization, Digital Humanities, Computer Science, Psychology, Design, etc. This is the first time I see libraries specialists opening so widely their opportunities of collaboration.

For this occasion I will present a paper written with the help of my former professor Giorgio De Michelis. The argument is simple: it regards two paradigms to navigate and manage classifications on tablet computers. The first is based on lists: they can be scrolled vertically or swiped horizontally by page. Usually these two interactions are separated, I propose a way to use both at the same time. The second treats the idea to manage classifications using a two-columns interface. Each column is a representation of one classification, this means that two instances of the same classification are shown simultaneously. The value is evident, if you want to make a relation between two subjects you can see them in their contexts at the same time. But this is not the only advantage, imagine this with two or three classifications or simply read the pre-printed version of the paper here for free.


The DHLAB of EPFL and Ca’ Foscari University organized a week in Digital Humanities that is taking place in Venice. For this event it has been created Digital Venice, a website where updates are published day by day. Please follow us.



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