Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec’s Life Data Visualizations
Two information designers offer prompts for collecting and drawing information and hope from our lives.
Paola Antonelli, Anna Burckhardt
May 5, 2020
Dear Data: Week 11 (Emotional Data/A Week of Emotions/Feelings). 2014
1. A week of emotions and feelings
For one week (or one day if that’s more manageable), set an alarm on your phone to go off every hour you are awake. When you hear the alarm, pause and make a note of your primary emotion. Do you feel calm, or excited? Anxious, confused, irritated, or something else? Next, try adding additional contextual details: who you were with, what you were doing, if something specific caused the feeling, etc.
Dear Data: Week 25 (My Friends/A Week of Friends). 2015
2. A week of friends
Who are the 15 to 20 people you consider your closest friends? Write down their names, along with the things you talk about and the type of friend, and draw them. You can be creative and personal: add details about how long you have known them for, how often you have talked to them during this time of social isolation, or how their presence in your life makes you feel.
Dear Data: Week 27 (Media/A Week of Media). 2015
3. A week of media
For one day or one week, make a note of what you read, watch, or listen to while staying at home, keeping track of the different topics and types of media. Is it a book? TV? Streaming service? Remember to be honest about your heavy social media or lockdown news habits. You can add details about how you felt after reading. Empowered? More anxious? Inspired? Note whether you think you should have done something else with that time instead.
Dear Data: Week 31 (Positive Feelings/A Week of Positive Thoughts). 2015
4. A week of positive thoughts
Spend one day or one week collecting every positive thought you have about something or someone. Make a note of what sort of positive feeling it was (e.g., love, gratitude, friendship, etc.) and who or what you were thinking about. And try to have more of them!
Dear Data: Week 32 (The Sounds I Can Hear/A Week of Sounds). 2015
5. A week of sounds
Set a timer for 30 minutes, then during that time be mindful, listen carefully, and make a note of every sound you hear. When the time is up, think about how to categorize your sounds. Were they from nature, animals, people, machines...or even you? Then draw them.
Dear Data: A week of lockdown connections. 2020
6. And two new very special postcards after a five-year hiatus…a week of lockdown connections
How do you stay connected to people during lockdown? For one day or one week, keep track of all the ways you keep in touch with, reach out to, or interact with friends, family, neighbors, and essential workers in order to celebrate these human connections—even if they are few and far between, or often digital! Add details about the type of connection and how it made you feel. Did you see them through a screen or only talk to them?
post le invita a contribuir a un nuevo “poema colectivo” para el día de hoy
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