A code to creatively record our days and photograph the patterns of everyday life: with Data Selfies, a set of 30 stamps created by information designer Giorgia Lupi, infographics becomes a way of discovering something about ourselves.
How? The symbols on the stamps form an alphabet whose key is not given at the start but must be invented: anyone can turn their hand to data collection (ideas, emotions, desires…), create a custom code and experiment with variations and coloured inks.
In addition to the stamps, the kit includes an instruction booklet and five cards with grids on to start using the stamps, and there is space on the back to write down one’s own key.
Giorgia Lupi is an information designer and artist. She uses data as her tool to better understand our human nature, and data
visualization as her means of expression. She co-founded Accurat, a data-driven design firm with offices in Milan and New York, where she is the creative director. After receiving her Master’s in Architecture, she earned a PhD in Design at Politecnico di Milano. Her Ted Talk on data humanism has over one million views.