Dario is a research scholar at Harvard Metalab
, a research unit dedicated to innovation in the arts and humanities and hosted at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. The Swiss National Science Foundation
granted him two consecutive fellowships.
His capacity at the intersection of design, science, and humanities
makes him comfortable in multiple disciplines. His education begins in theory and technology of communication, while his doctoral studies brought him to investigate the field of digital humanities.
All his scientific works are characterized by a strong and clean sense of design according to the interdisciplinary approach of the Bauhaus
. He thinks research should also be addressed through public exhibitions, digital installations, and open-source software.
A part of his research revolves around the concepts of quantified self and self-recognition
. Specifically, he is interested in the way in which individuals perceive themselves through data and their visual representations, and how these shape their daily practices and behaviors.
His current projects examine the social dynamics of research
in terms of international collaborations and mobility flows. When public events went online, he designed a visual method to map conference speakers according to their lexical affinity.
After attending the doctoral program of Architecture and Sciences of the City, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne
(EPFL) awarded him a Ph.D. in Science.
He has lectured in many institutions, including the King’s College London and the CERN. Formerly he was employed at MIT, Sciences Po, and the European Commission
, which recently appointed him as an external expert in data visualization and interface design.
As a member of the ERC project led by Bruno Latour
, Dario is a proud finalist of the ADI Compasso d’Oro Award 2020, one of the most prestigious design awards.