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An interesting exhibition is on at the Triennale di Milano until December 14th. Mappe del Sapere (Knowledge maps) is an interactive journey through the pages of La Lettura, the culture supplement of the Corriere della Sera, the most important daily newspaper in Italy. In the past 3 years La Lettura made a wide usage of data visualisations and infographics to inform the public about complex themes of social or cultural relevance, highlighting the potentially infinite series of numeric correlations among various data sets. The results are over 150 infographics that range from the writings by Kant to cover songs, from Pollock’s colours to those of fashion, from Nobel prizes to the Simpsons, from education to market bubbles and so forth.
Overall the work on display builds up a sort of cathedral of knowledge: the pieces of information, their inner hierarchy and mutual relations are sometimes legible, sometimes harder to identify. However the exhibit offers a very interesting opportunity to see a vast array of infographic work of high visual impact made by specialised firms such as Accurat, Pulsar, The Visual Agency. The initiative is supported by IULM University.
Triennale di Milano
viale Alemagna 6, Milano
until 14 December 2014
Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday-Sunday
10.30 a.m. – 8.30 p.m.
10.30 a.m. – 11.00 p.m.