This summer I bumped into two books which resonate with me a lot about the importance of building a shared digital culture to change the present situation where we see and live a number of digital inequalities. The first is “Statosauri”, written by Massimo Russo, Chief Product Officer for Europe at Hearst. The second is […]
“We use data to build common goods”: interview with Matteo Moretti, designer and co-founder of Sheldon.studio
Matteo Moretti is a designer and co-founder of Sheldon.studio, a design company based in Bolzano, but honestly this description may sound a little underestimating when you start exploring his works and his career, which began in the online, motion graphic and data visualisation industry at Erazero Milan. Then in 2010 he started an academic career […]
The most important question is that which is still missing
A common question I hear during workshops on data journalism is: “How can I find a good news story in data?”. This is a big question, honestly, and it could have, at least, a couple of reasonable answers. Usually the first is about the method we use: reading data, put it in context, don’t feel […]
Are you scared more by snakes or by what is inside your computer?
These days I’m reading a book entitled “Creative Confidence”. If you are familiar with design thinking, you probably know the authors, David and Tom Kelley, inventors of the concept of design thinking. They also founded the d.school in Stanford, a place dedicated to helping people develop their creative abilities. Every human is creative The book […]
Check data, but don’t forget the people
What do you do if you think you are spending too much on heating your home? Or if you want to control how long you walk or run daily? You look for data – how many hours your heating is on in a day or how many steps you did today – and you use […]
A glance to the future of journalism. Interview with Laurens Vreekamp
Today we start a series of interviews to journalists, trainers and tech experts who work on innovation in journalism with the aim to see what is going on in other countries’ news industry and think about which could be the most interesting approaches, technologies and trends to adopt for our needs. Our first guest is […]
Have you ever thought about your shoes as a technology?
A few months ago I bumped into this piece, published by Aeon, and I was stricken by the idea that shoes can be considered as a technology. And by the (different) effect that wearing a pair of sneakers or a pair of elegant shoes can have too. But let’s go in order. The first aspect […]
Why we need to care about what is (almost) invisible in technologies
Last summer I read two books: “Invisible” by the Spanish writer Eloy Moreno and “Invisible Women” by the British writer and feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez. They apparently look quite different kinds of reading, but I felt they have quite a lot in common: they both talk about the problems that come from being invisible. […]