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NYPL Labs: Giorgia Lupi: Aesthetically Beautiful Experiences with Data

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July 26, 2013

Program Locations:

Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium

A NYPL Labs Talk with Giorgia Lupi - FREE

Giorgia Lupi is founder and design director at Accurat, an information design company based in Milan and New York.

Her work in information visualization frequently crosses the divide between digital and print, doing some of the most dense data visualization in hand-drawn mediums.

Her talk will illustrate through her work the idea that: 'we always try to build "aesthetically beautiful experiences" with data, in print and in interactivity, and this deals with how we shape the visual models, how we try to build formats, how we try to be "elegant" and simple, even maintaining the complexity of data.'

SPEAKER

Giorgia Lupi is an architect, teacher and researcher.

After graduating in Architecture at Ferrara University in 2006 she has been involved in many multidisciplinary design projects exploring urban phenomena and behaviors, visualization and technology.

Since 2011 she is a PhD student in Design at Politecnico di Milano within Density Design Lab. Her research seeks to explore the way information is currently transforming networks, culture, societies and urban space, focusing on systems that gather and cross different kind of data in order to provide meaningful inquirable visual narratives as a support for decision making processes.

About NYPL Labs

NYPL Labs is an experimental design and technology unit creating richly interactive experiences around research library collections and data. Based at NYPL's flagship branch on 42nd Street, Labs operates as an in-house startup, working closely with curators to develop projects that push the envelope of library practice, engage new audiences through user collaboration and crowdsourcing, and accelerate the flow of cultural heritage content, data and code into the digital commons. Keep an eye out for future events @nypl_labs. Get in touch at labs@nypl.org.

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