Gabriele Colombo

Gabriele Colombo
King's College London | KCL · Department of Digital Humanities

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Publications (28)
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In this paper we present visual methodologies attuned to the networked nature of digital images. First, we describe approaches to image research in which images are not separated from their network, but rather studied en groupe. Here, we contrast approaches that treat images as data, and those that regard images as content. Second, we focus on the...
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Digital images, available online at an unprecedented scale, represent a valuable data source for the study of cultural phenomena. The digital nature of web images requires us to reconsider the approach to their study. I discuss four features of digital images, to make the case for the shift from the individual image to a group of images (i.e. the f...
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The research examines junk news, followers of problematic sources as well as artificial amplification on Instagram during the 2019 Dutch provincial and European parliamentary elections. First, this study looks at the circulation of junk content in high-engagement political spaces on Instagram. Second, it takes up the question of the mainstreaming o...
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In an image-saturated society, methods for visual analysis gain urgency. This special issue explores visual ways to study online images, focusing on their collection and circulation. The proposition we make is to stay as close to the material as possible. How to approach the visual with the visual? What type of images may one design to make sense o...
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The paper describes a didactical approach to introducing statistics to communication design students at the master level. The approach helps them develop a critical attitude toward data manipulation and information visualization, acknowledging a lack of education in such areas despite their growing relevance in the communication design field. In pr...
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Through Out of the Flames, we explored online engagement and public narratives around forest-related issues, taking the 2019 Amazon rainforest fires as a case study. Using social media data from Twitter, Facebook, Google, Instagram and YouTube, we sought to understand the public narratives and forms of engagement, participation and experience that...
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This project illustrates data-driven curated video catalogs as an approach for the analysis of video footage. Having rich and diverse collections of videos as inputs, data-driven catalogs seek to identify common objects and reorganize them into thematic clusters displayed in a video format. The technique takes inspiration from two scientific practi...
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En una sociedad saturada de imágenes, los métodos de análisis visual adquieren mayor urgencia. Este número especial explora las formas visuales de estudiar las imágenes en línea, centrándose en su recolección y circulación. La propuesta que hacemos es permanecer lo más cerca posible del material. ¿Cómo acercarse a lo visual con lo visual? ¿Qué tipo...
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Este proyecto ilustra de qué manera los catálogos de video con proceso curatorial basado en datos pueden ofrecer un enfoque para analizar secuencias de video. Tenien­do ricas y diversas colecciones de video como input, los catálogos basados en datos buscan identificar objetos comunes y reor­ganizarlos en clústeres temáticos que se muestran en forma...
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Muchos de los artículos y las propuestas más-que-textuales que se presentaron para este número especial incluían tecnologías de visión artificial y otras prácticas mediadas por datos e inteligencia artificial (IA). Con el propósito de ofrecer una perspectiva crítica sobre la investigación (de diseño) basada en datos, decidimos explorar el campo eme...
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Disinformation and so-called fake news are contemporary phenomena with rich histories. Disinformation, or the willful introduction of false information for the purposes of causing harm, recalls infamous foreign interference operations in national media systems. Outcries over fake news, or dubious stories with the trappings of news, have coincided w...
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Disinformation and so-called fake news are contemporary phenomena with rich histories. Disinformation, or the willful introduction of false information for the purposes of causing harm, recalls infamous foreign interference operations in national media systems. Outcries over fake news, or dubious stories with the trappings of news, have coincided w...
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Disinformation and so-called fake news are contemporary phenomena with rich histories. Disinformation, or the willful introduction of false information for the purposes of causing harm, recalls infamous foreign interference operations in national media systems. Outcries over fake news, or dubious stories with the trappings of news, have coincided w...
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Disinformation and so-called fake news are contemporary phenomena with rich histories. Disinformation, or the willful introduction of false information for the purposes of causing harm, recalls infamous foreign interference operations in national media systems. Outcries over fake news, or dubious stories with the trappings of news, have coincided w...
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In this paper we present the design of research protocol diagrams as a didactic tool in communication design education. The goal is to teach critical aspects of dataset design processes to design students. The context is a five-month course of Data Visualization addressed to master students in Communication Design. For the last five years, the cour...
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In the modern 'data society', designers play a key role in the creation of artefacts that mediate our access to data and information. These artefacts include data visualisations and interfaces. Within this context, there is a growing risk of design educators training professionals who are indifferent to, or unaware of, the political power of the de...
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In this paper we present visual methodologies attuned to the networked nature of digital images. First, we describe approaches to image research in which images are not separated from their network, but rather studied en groupe. Here, we contrast approaches that treat images as data, and those that regard images as content. Second, we focus on the...
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The reconciliation of nature and the urban space is worldwide considered among the smart solutions to a growing range of issues created by urban growth. But there is no agreement on the imaginaries and technical practices that should be included into the new urban nature. To address the specific case of the city Paris and its big re-naturation proj...
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Data produced by humans and machines is more and more heterogeneous, visual, and location based. This availability inspired in the last years a number of reactions from researchers, designers, and artists that, using different visual manipulations techniques, have attempted at repurposing this material to add meaning and design new perspectives wit...
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This website (https://chemicalyouth.org/wikipedia/) presents the preliminary results of an interdisciplinary data sprint in July 2016 in Amsterdam, where anthropologists, media scholars, statisticians and designers worked together to explore two questions: How does knowledge about risks and potential benefits of drugs travel in Wikipedia? How is kn...
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The Everyone Wins project was idealized during the Round N Around Workshop: Bikeability in São Paulo (RNA), held November 7 to 11, 2016, in São Paulo. As stated on its website, the RNA sought to “collaboratively map the culture of biking in São Paulo and create a plan to improve bike path experiences in our city.” The Everyone Wins project is aimed...
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This paper presents digital methods for city analytics, applied to the mapping and activation of an urban area in the city of Amsterdam called the Knowledge Mile. Firstly, we map companies registered in the area and analyse their connections through on-line hyperlinking. Secondly, we use Instagram, Panoramio and Google Search data to map most-share...

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Exploring how "methods of the medium" may be repurposed for social and cultural inquiry.
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Every second, a tremendous number of images is being uploaded and viewed online. These images become ‘networked’ when users like, share, comment or tag them, and also when platforms and engines format, filter, feed and recommend them to others. Each platform and engine handles images in distinct ways, thereby revealing platform-specific technicities. Both the networkedness and technicity of online images call for an approach attuned to the medium. Networked image research not only examines platform dependencies but also develops and designs images for research. These visualizations may be research protocol diagrams as well as maps for navigating and grouping content. Visualization and mapping practices guide researchers, designers, programmers, students and issue experts in their learning, analysis and public participatory work. The Visual Methodologies Collective is a research group specializing in visual and digital research for social issues. Our interests lie at the intersections of visual studies, digital research, information design, media theory, data visualization, storytelling and critical making.