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Datalogy

#digital culture #events #information design

// Students from the Université de Montréal and from L’École de design Nantes Atlantique

JULES VERNE PARLE À TOUT LE MONDE (Jules Verne speaks for itself) - Axelle Billon & Charline Finster

MONTRÉAL, LA VILLE AUX CENT CLOCHERS (Montréal, the city with a hundred steeples) - Katharine Amyotte, Léa Bélanger, Julien Croteau, Frédéric Dowling, Rachel Legris-Dumontier & Laurence Mayer

FRÉQUENTATION DU HANGAR À BANANES (The attendance of Le Hangar à bananes) - Amièle Blumentritt, Hugo Desjardin & Arthur Lefèvre

"LES MACHINES" NE PÈSENT PAS LE PLUS LOURD ("Machines" do not weigh so heavy) - Maxime Beneteau & Adrien Fontaine

LES SAVEURS DE MONTRÉAL #2 : PRINCIPALES COMMUNAUTÉS IMMIGRANTES AU SEIN DE LA POPULATION IMMIGRANTE (Tastes of Montréal #2) - Katharine Amyotte, Léa Bélanger, Julien Croteau, Frédéric Dowling, Rachel Legris-Dumontier & Laurence Mayer

10 HEURES D’ENTRAÎNEMENT PAR SEMAINE (10 hours of training a week) - Lola Feldman & Émeline Pelé

Using work on data – research, standardization, cross-referencing – datology* is characterized by its use of objects from everyday life to help the reader access information more easily.

The first step serves to establish whether there is a story to tell, the second step makes it accessible and memorable. The Datology journal groups together the 26 projects developed by students from Montreal University and L’École de design Nantes Atlantique (NTE) in February 2016.

The datalogy project was born of the two institutions’ common desire to bring together their students to work on a shared question: How to represent the cultural and popular dynamism of your city?

The teams from Montreal and Nantes spent three days experimenting with data representation techniques known as datalogy. Nantes and Montreal are colorfully represented by the students using data from their cultural heritage, events such as trade fairs and exhibitions, or performing arts, films, shows, sports, people and talents, nightlife or social diversity.

This workshop included several remote interventions from Grégoire Cliquet, Matthias Rischewski and Ian Ardouin Fumat, who helped orient the students in terms of their use of data, and increased participants’ awareness of the huge potential of information design.

The datalogy project heralds the creation of a new Master’s degree in September 2016 which will enable two students from each establishment to complete a course in Information Design, jointly run by the two schools.

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