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Worldwide Map of Research

Applicant Rodighiero Dario
Number 181930
Funding scheme Early Postdoc.Mobility
Research institution Comparative Media Studies Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Institution of higher education Institution abroad - IACH
Main discipline Sociology
Start/End 01.02.2019 - 30.09.2020
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All Disciplines (2)

Discipline
Sociology
Information Technology

Keywords (5)

data visualization; digital humanities; mobility; bibliometrics; research network

Lay Summary (Italian)

Lead
La mappa mondiale del mondo scientifico.
Lay summary
Questo progetto affronta il problema di visualizzare le collaborazioni e la mobilità degli accademici attraverso la creazione di una mappa globale disegnata a scale differenti, dall'individuo alle organizzazioni e gli stati. Questa mappa è intesa come uno strumento per fornire una guida professionale per la mobilità scientifica studiando i flussi degli accademici nel mondo intero.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 15.06.2018

Lay Summary (English)

Lead
Worldwide Map of Research.
Lay summary
This project addresses the challenge of displaying collaboration and mobility of scholars through the creation of a global map at different scales, from individuals to organizations and countries. The map is intended as an instrument to provide a professional guide to scientific mobility in order to study flows of scholars worldwide.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 15.06.2018

Responsible applicant and co-applicants

Publications

Publication
Big Data and the Little Big Bang: An Epistemological (R)evolution
Balazka Dominik, Rodighiero Dario (2020), Big Data and the Little Big Bang: An Epistemological (R)evolution, in Frontiers in Big Data, 3, 1.
Digital Habitus or Personalization Without Personality
Romele Alberto, Rodighiero Dario (2020), Digital Habitus or Personalization Without Personality, in HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies, 13(37), 98-126.
Drawing Network Visualizations on a Continuous, Spherical Surface
Rodighiero Dario (2020), Drawing Network Visualizations on a Continuous, Spherical Surface, in 24th International Conference Information Visualisation, Melbourne and ViennaN/A, N/A.
Mapping as a Contemporary Instrument for Orientation in Conferences
Moon Chloe Ye-Eun, RodighieroDario (2020), Mapping as a Contemporary Instrument for Orientation in Conferences, in Atti del IX Convegno Annuale dell'Associazione per l'Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale, Associazione per l'Informatica Umanistica e la Cultura Digitale, Bologna.
The Hermeneutic Circle of Data VisualizationThe Case Study of the Affinity Map
Rodighiero Dario, Romele Alberto (2020), The Hermeneutic Circle of Data VisualizationThe Case Study of the Affinity Map, in Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology, 24(3), 357-375.
Self-Recognition in Data Visualization
Rodighiero Dario (2019), Self-Recognition in Data Visualization, in EspacesTemps.net Electronic Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, N/A.
The Daily Design of the Quantified Self
RodighieroDario (2019), The Daily Design of the Quantified Self, Swiss Informatics Digital Magazine (SIDM), Zurich.

Datasets

World-wide Research Dataset

Author Rodighiero, Dario; Léger, Luc
Persistent Identifier (PID) https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3627722
Repository Zenodo


Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Swissnex Boston United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
The Basel School of Design Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
EPFL Switzerland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Lille Catholic University France (Europe)
- Publication
Harvard University United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
University of Porto Portugal (Europe)
- Publication

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Berkman Klein Center Summer School Individual talk Introduction to Data Visualization 01.07.2020 Harvard University, United States of America Rodighiero Dario;
Cross-pollination between the Arts, Academia and the Market Talk given at a conference M/A 01.02.2020 Swissnex Boston, United States of America Rodighiero Dario;
Research Colloquium IVK Individual talk Translating Data Into Images 01.01.2020 Basel Academy of Art and Design, Switzerland Rodighiero Dario;
Le design graphique au XXIe siècle : étudier, créer, agir Talk given at a conference Computational Literacy for Graphic Design 01.01.2020 Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada Rodighiero Dario;
MetaLAB Seminar Individual talk N/A 01.12.2019 Harvard University, United States of America Rodighiero Dario;
Human Dynamics Group Seminar Individual talk Academic Mapping of Human Dynamics 01.12.2019 MIT Medialab, United States of America Rodighiero Dario;
École d'été de cartographie et visualisation Talk given at a conference N/A 01.07.2019 École nationale supérieure des sciences de l’information et des bibliothèques, France Rodighiero Dario;
Challenges of Design: Imagination, Aesthetics, and New Technology Talk given at a conference N/A 01.06.2019 Facultade de Letras Universidade do Porto, Portugal Rodighiero Dario;
Public Interview Individual talk N/A 01.05.2019 King's College London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Rodighiero Dario;
Literature Department Seminar Individual talk N/A 01.05.2019 MIT, United States of America Rodighiero Dario;


Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Date Place Persons involved
Garden of Knowledge for Humanity Talk 01.09.2020 Ars Electronica, Switzerland Rodighiero Dario;
Infinity Room II Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 01.09.2019 EPFL Pavillons, Switzerland Rodighiero Dario;


Awards

Title Year
Finalist for ADI Compasso d'Oro Award 2020

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
194442 Recommendation System for Academic Mobility 01.10.2020 Postdoc.Mobility

Abstract

Worldwide Map of Research reveals the hidden dynamics that are in action in the world of universities and research centers. Scholars and researchers work together daily in order to accomplish various tasks, from publications to courses, from grants to supervision, combining forces to achieve better results. This complex network of collaborations occurs at different levels (a) individually between scholars and (b) collectively between organized research groups such as laboratories, departments, institutions, and countries. This proposal addresses the challenge of visually revealing collaboration and mobility of current research environments through the creation of a worldwide map, intended as an instrument to understand the global research networks and as a guide to professional mobility.In a time when politicians are engaging in heated discussions centering around immigration, naturalization, visa, borders, and mobility, placing into question the circulation of individuals, I aim to show that scientific research relies on the collaboration of millions of researchers, each deeply connected in a global network. These researchers make progress by visiting different countries, where they can expand their own network of collaborations. In this sense, the Worldwide Map of Research will be a new instrument, revealing global research networks and suggesting how they can be expanded, in other words a new tool for research mobility.This proposal relies on an open-access dataset that is increasing yearly. The ORCID organization introduced a not-for-profit solution that is based on an open identifier for individuals that aims to connect them. This identifier corresponds to a research profile that can be enriched through the addition of publications, education, employment, and other information. Today, many institutions support the ORCID initiative, encouraging scholars and researchers to participate. The initiative is currently supported by 846 member organizations, including the majority of Swiss institutions among which are CERN, ETH, EPFL, and SNSF.The proposal foresees the writing of two papers, one on the technical methods (IEEE VIS Conference), and another centering on the use and the interpretation of the visualizations (a conference proceeding in the Digital Humanities conference or an article in the Frontiers Journal).However, the central point of the proposal is the publication of a prototype of the Worldwide Map of Research. Making this visualization public will allow the assessment of the project’s relevance, and enable feedback from its users. The Worldwide Map of Research, indeed, is intended to serve as an instrument for fostering the collaboration and mobility of scholars, and a tool of self-recognition for both organizations and countries, enabling an understanding of their own position in the sphere of international research.
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