This is a project developed during Density Design Lab course at Politecnico di Milano. The lab is organized in three phases, on a path that explores the many dimensions of data analysis and communication. The three phases of the lab require the application of different communication languages and tools, both digital and physical.
For the first phase my group decided to focus on the topic of artificial intelligence trying to understand how this technology is shaping the world and what will be its impact in the future.
In particular we wanted to understand how it will change the global workforce. What jobs are likely to be replaced by machines? How this change will affect global economy?
The visualization in the image above, on the left shows the main sectors of the US economy and how AI is going to impact on them, on the right it shows what kind of task are probably going to be replaced ar assisted by machines in the future in that specific sector.
In the second part of the course, we selected a specific controversial topic around the issue of AI and depicted its current development, highlighting the debate related to the issue. We identified the actors relevant to the topic and mapped their positions and connections. Taking cue from the "Digital Methods", we had to harvest data directly from the web, picking the sources we deemed more appropriate in relation to the debate but also developing new solutions to collect, analyze and represent the data. The result is a "visual atlas" aimed at reporting the debate, representing the actors that take part in it and their stances.
In the third and last part of the course, we selected a specific point of view from the controversy we have been analysing throughout the course. Visualizations were used as a tool for advocacy, representing through data a particular facet of the issue but trying at the same time to mantain coherence and accuracy. The final output was a collective exhibition made of interactive and physical artifacts, documented here in the form of websites.
This website is the online extension of the interactive exhibition held at Politecnico di Milano. The installation is a platform for engaging the public on the personal and ethical issue of rethinking the use and the meaning of money and time. It aims to build a contextual dataset for answering the question: "If people could maintain themselves without working, how will they choose to spend their resources and time?"