Tommaso Venturini (www.tommasoventurini.it) is researcher at Institute of Complex Systems of the Rhône-Alpes Region and the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon (www.ixxi.fr). He is recipient of the “Advanced Research” fellowship of the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (www.inria.fr). He is also associate researcher of the médialab of Sciences Po Paris (medialab.sciences-po.fr).
In 2016, he has been lecturer at the Department of Digital Humanities of King's College London and, from 2009 to 2015, he has coordinated the research activities of the médialab of Sciences Po.
He has been the leading scientist of the projects EMAPS (climaps.eu – EU FP7) and MEDEA (projetmedea.hypotheses.org – ANR). His research focuses on Digital Methods, STS and Social Modernization. He teaches Controversy Mapping, Data Journalism and Information Design at graduate and undergraduate level.
He has been trained in sociology and media studies at the University of Bologna, completed a PhD in Society of Information at the University of Milano Bicocca and a post-doc on the social modernization at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bologna. He has been visiting student at UCLA and visiting researcher at the CETCOPRA of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne. During his studies, he founded a web design agency and leaded several online communication projects.