DIGITAL PROJECTS

COLOR CO (LAB)

Classical sculptures were never meant to be white: the statues were brightly colored, painted with patterned clothes and an array of skin colors. This archeological fact, however, is not widely known. Instead, classical sculptures are increasingly being used for white supremacist propaganda.

ColorColab is an interactive art installation surrounding color and classical sculptures. The experience allows users to choose polychromous visualizations of the sculptures through the use of an online tool or an augmented reality (AR) interface. A repertoire of pre-made palettes is available, yet the user can also dynamically design their own choice of a palette, including from the colors of their own skin, body, clothes, and surroundings.

 

Original photos by Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung, Polychromy Research Project

POP[ULIST]  WORDS

 

What do Trump's, Salvini's, and Bolsonaro's speeches have in common? Is there a common language in populist rhetoric? Pop Words tackles these questions by analyzing a corpus of speeches by populist right-wing leaders.

 

Working in the domain of political rhetoric analysis, we employ close and distant reading methods such as rhetorical device analysis, topic modelling, sentiment analysis, and lexical space (complexity) analysis.

 

Pop Words then creates ASAP, an OWL ontology formalizing 

rhetorical strategies employed by Right wing populists (RWPs).

NAVEL OF THE WORLD

 

From here, the only visible land is the moon. Life in the remotest inhabited island in the world is full of unique sights, sounds, and stories. 

While living in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) for a year, I collected dozens of these treasures. Most of them took place during the Tapati preparations, which lasted six months before the annual arts and culture festival took place. In The Navel of the World, a multimodal online experience that grew out of my notebook writings,  you can explore the island through sound, sight, and reading. 

xCHANGE: PIAZZOLA MARKET

 

xChange is a virtual exhibition of Bologna’s Piazzola market. Its purpose is that of researching, documenting, and situating the market and its exchanges in the past and in the present. As such, xChange provides a space for identification, social integration and cultural production. The virtual exhibition works like a time-capsule that everyone can contribute to with their own material and immaterial experiences.

As a mediator between seemingly innocuous recordings—visual and auditory—of daily exchanges, xChange serves an educational and archival purpose. Its open design invites the visitor to meditate on the market's relation to themself and to the society that surrounds them.

DIGITAL STORNI

 

Alfonsina Storni’s manuscript “Libro de versos iniciado el día 1º de Septiembre de 1920” lives in the National Library of Buenos Aires, Argentina. I decided to create a digital documentary edition from it, and grow it into a wider digital environment.


The digital environment contains three main areas: the manuscript, the edition, and tei-xml. A multi-modal, interactive, and design-guided environment, digital Storni surrounds the documentary edition with a wide array of resources. It will continue to grow to provide detailed diplomatic, historical, and contextual notes and information, translations to English, critical essays, accompanying art, and eventually an interactive poetry maker.

FACIAL AGENCY

 

Is your facial data really yours? One in two American adults is in a law enforcement face recognition network. 

 

Facial Agency Project asks: How much agency do you want over your facial data? And how much agency do you likely have over that facial data? The project aims to educate the public about what one's face’s place is in the development of new technologies, as well as expose the divergence between the control one may desire or expect to have over one's facial data, and the control one probably has based on their social capital and personal experiences.

PLUCKY TRAVELLER

 

Hailed by 19th century newspapers as a “plucky little woman”, Nellie Bly was a chart-buster female journalist. In 1890, she broke all records with her trip around the world in only 72 days.

 

The Plucky Traveller project creates a Linked Open Data environment for key concepts, figures, and items surrounding the idea of rapid circumnavigation. Inspired by Jules Verne’s fictional story and Nellie Bly’s real experience of travelling, Plucky represents the relationships through an E/R Model, and performs a Metadata Standard Alignment for each item, to later develop a Conceptual and Theoretical Model. The end result is representative items linked in a LOD manner that follows industry standards.

MXTXT

 

mxTXT, an acronym for "mixture of texts" is a trans-historical typographic theming tour-de-force. It is a tool that allows the visualization of different documents through different historical periods' typographies and design. The theming itself is completely based on HTML/CSS and Javascript

 

mxTXT will carry you in an adventure through history. From Gutenberg to the future of Aurora, you will witness attention-seeking Victorian playbills and explore the glamourous period of Art Deco, passing through the tropicalist jungles of Brazil and a London thrilled by the revolutionary style of The Face magazine.

© 2019 by Delfina Sol Pandiani