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The Deleted City
Digital Archaeology
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James Turrell
Interactive visualization of Roden Crater
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Seasonal and longterm groundwater levels
Datavisualization in Times Square, New York
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Euro Coin
Currency Design
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Taxodus
Fiscal Adventure
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Atlas of Pentecostalism
Data Journalism
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Vertex RGB
Illuminated typeface
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Frans Hals Museum
Multi Screen Exhibition
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Premsela / Design Networks
Mapping
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Longread
responsive non-fiction
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Transitiekaart
Urban Planning
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Data materialization
research
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Centraal Museum
Exhibition
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JODI: Max Payne Library
Generative narrative
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Pentacoste Atlas Research
Quantitative Anthropology
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Pen Plotter
Data Drawing
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Seoul International Biennale of Media Art
Online Identity
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Geologger
Installation
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Huijbers en Agelink
Website
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Rijkswaterstaat
Immersive Media
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Gutenberg on demand
parametric library
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Typologies of Intellectual Property
Realtime Book Concept
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Witte de With Morality
Artistic Discussion Platform
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Typologies of Intellectual Property
Interactive Visualization
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Onder Anderen
Social Cartography
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Printed Circuitboard
Experiment
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Project Gutenberg / Realtime Bookdesign
Research Project
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BRAKIN
Bookdesign
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latitude 51
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Dutch Design Week
Installation
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Joods Historisch Museum
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Arnhemse Nieuwe 2007
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Amsterdams Historisch Museum
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console musicplayer
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Leidsche Rhino
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Blue Sky Forever
Digital Biography
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digital graduation catalogue 2004
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Veejay Arcade
Installation
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ArtEZ portal 2005
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Arnhemse Nieuwe 2008
Motion Graphics
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WATT Rotterdam
Interactive Architecture
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About the studio
Studio Richard Vijgen is a design studio for contemporary information culture. I investigate new strategies to find the big stories in big data through research and design. My work is deeply rooted in the digital domain but always connects with physical or social space. I design and produce interactive data visualisations and data installations ranging from microscopic to architectural in scale. I use code, pixels and 3D printers to describe the world.

The studio is based online, but resides in the Netherlands. I work with a wide range of clients and institutions around the world.

The studio's work has been widely recognized by many professional organizations and publications, including Wired, Gestalten, The Smithsonian, Rhizome, The European Design Awards and The Dutch Design Awards.

I reflect on and write about digital culture. I initiate and participate in research projects and work with clients to design and produce work that connects the digital realm with social and physical space.

I teach Information Design and Interactive Architecture at the Arnhem school of art and design.

"As tech­nol­ogy ad­vances, it re­verses the char­ac­ter­is­tics of every sit­u­a­tion again and again. The age of au­toma­tion is going to be the age of 'do it your­self.'"       
      – Marshall McLuhan

IDFA
The Atlas of Pentecostalism is selected for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)'s docLab, the festival's selection on documentary storytelling through new media.
Digital Revolution
The Deleted City is part of the upcoming exhibition Digital Revolution at Barbican Centre in London. The exhibition is a comprehensive presentation of digital culture with artists including Björk, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Aaron Koblin and many more. July 3 - September 14th, 2014, Barbican Centre, London.
Royal Academy of Science
Presentation about data driven design at the Royal Academy of Science in Amsterdam. The symposium is organized by the Netherlands eScience Center and focusses on scientific visualization of (big) data. June 2nd, 2014
LACMA
The Deleted City is on display at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)'s Art and Technology Lab. I will give a presentation about the work at the inaugural open house February 28th.
USC Annenberg
Together with information designer Dan McCarey and professor Jon Vidar I will talk about the Atlas of Pentecostalism and "Informing Journalism: The Art of Data Stories", a panel at USC Annenberg, Los Angeles, February 25th 2014.
Screen City
The Groundwater visualization I made for the Reuters and Nasdaq buildings in New York is on display in Stavanger, Norway as part of the Screen City Festival.
Screengrab
The Deleted City is part of the Screengrab New Media Festival organized by the James Cook University (AU) as a finalist in the New Media Arts Award 2013.
Parsons Journal of Information Mapping
My article about digital archaeology appeared in the second issue of the Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, a quarterly publication of the Parsons Institute for Information Mapping in New York.
Counterpath Exhibition
The Deleted City will be exhibited at Counterpath Gallery in Denver (US). I will be giving a talk at the opening March 22nd.
The Atlantic Cities
The Atlantic Magazine has an article about the Deleted City and spatial representation of the internet titled "Back When We Thought the Internet Was Like a City"
Silence Vert
The Deleted City is part of the exhibition Silence Vert at Oudeis, Association pour les arts numérique in Le Vigan, FR.
Cause and Effect
The interactive animation about global groundwater levels on Times Square has been selected for the new book "Cause and Effect" by Gestalten. This book focusses on how communication design can change our behavior and make us more environmentally friendly. It aims to reveal a new visual language for sustainability.
Times Square
On March 22, 2012, a 30 second animated data visualization I made for World Water Day, will premiere on the 19.000 square feet of digital signboard on Times Square, New York. The combined displays of the NASDAQ and the Thomson Reuters building will simultaniously show the visualization in the months following the premiere.
Coin Design Broadcasted
A Television special on coin design bu Dutch national television broadcaster AVRO feaures my proposal for a Euro coin based on a datavisualization of biodiversity data over the last 50 years. The design was commissioned by the Dutch ministry of finance.
Data Design
Presentation about Data Design at De Unie in Rotterdam. An evening of data-art, data-design and data-politics. Other spreakers were Mieke Gerritzen, Jullius Popp, Christian Nold and LUST. The evening was moderated by Kim de Groot
Deleted City in Wired
Wired has a story about the Deleted City. The projects has also been featured by Engadget, Forbes, Fast Company and NRC.
Rhizome
The Deleted City has been added to the Rhizome Artbase, the new media collection at the New Museum in New York.
Digital Strategies for Heritage
Dish, a conference about Digital Strategies for Heritage in Rotterdam, invited me to talk about digital archaeology and the possible role of datavisualization in the museum
Centraal Museum
The design I made for the Dutch Mint will be shown as part of an exhibition on coin design in the Netherlands.
Impakt 2011
Impakt festival for audiovisual art invited me to talk about digital archaeology.
STRP Festival
At the STRP Art and technology festival in Eindhoven, Virtueel Platform organized "How do you do" a day of informal talks with designers, artists and digital makers of all sorts about their creative practice. I showed some recent projects and ran into a lot of old friends.
Cultura Digital
I talked about the Deleted City at the Cultura Digital festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A great experience to learn about a Digital Culture with a strong focus on social issues and emancipatory politics.
Deleted City ZDF
The Deleted City is featured on the ZDF (German national Television) Technology and digital culture show "Der Elektrische Reporter". The show features the installation and discusses the subject of digital archaeology. It is available here.
PICNIC 2011
Premsela, the Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion, hosted a panel discussion at the PICNIC conference in Amsterdam about the role of trust in design. With Scott Burnham, Lilet Breddels, Usman Haque and Katalin Galyas I talked about the connections between trust and the "Internet of Things".