Archive for the “Representation” Category

Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths

Monday, January 14th, 2008

The graphic design can be much better, but this talk… more

Combloux (inspirations)

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Combloux, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

A visual artifact from 1928. A picture catched in a restaurant: even eating typical food the Density eye is always looking for complexity! Quite similar (in the approach) to some of the new maps of our Density laboratory course (i.e. Cinema, Media and Hospitals).

Density: a brief definition

Friday, January 11th, 2008

After four years, the time is ripe to reveal the… more

IASDR07 Paper

Sunday, December 16th, 2007


During the last thirty years the level of interest in Complexity Science has been constantly increasing. Combining the opportunity offered by the findings of the Complexity Science with the framework of the multi-disciplinary debate on the meaning and use of diagrams, we propose a design methodology to help designers support their interventions in complex environments.

Project progress report 02 Diagramming

Wednesday, December 5th, 2007

Second step done!
The groups on the basis of an analytic process have made their diagram, a map.
These artifact should become a plataform to act whitin the complexity of the system whit a design intervention.


Tuesday, November 20th, 2007


C.Stem 2007 is a 3 days long
event focused on on generative systems as a tool as well as medium to draw new conceptual and creative paths.

The opening will be on November, the 29th, with an audio/video performance by Valerio Spoletini, creator of V-Scratch, and hardware/software tools for creating both music and visuals using turntable.
On November, the 30th, will be the exhibition, featuring:

Flower Ænigma

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Flower Ænigma, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

The riddle may be solved in a 6×6 matrix, where each row and each column must have the entire numeric sequence 1 to 6 ( a small “sudoku”). The numbers in the matrix are the “flower” that the column label number -a single lady- give to each rows label element. If a lady can’t send nor receive the flowers that have her

Boiling Ocean

Tuesday, November 6th, 2007

Boiling Ocean, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

The map shows both ocean actual situations and an hypotetic future development according to the issues discussed by oceanographer Vincenzo Artale in his essay.


Friday, November 2nd, 2007

loop.pH, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

loop.pH worked for York Art Galley on ‘A light installation that visually displays the changing weather patterns, 2005’.
The project consisted in covering some closed windows on the face of the building with panels reflecting light in hte day and emitting in the night. On the panels loop.pH team designed natural growth patterns on a spiral matrix which is displaying different animations based on informations real-time elaborated by weather stations.
The movement of lights is based on eyes movement and it should be learned as all visual languages we are used to by the public of the museum.

Donald and his family

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

the duck’s family, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Is there an age to learn reading infographics?
In some comics magazines by Disney Companies around the world this family tree has been published. Finally i knew origins of some of my heroes (i like the ‘personalized’ branches like for Scrooge, Gus Goose, Fethry Duck…).