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Prinsessestraat 43
6828 JT Arnhem
The Netherlands
+31 6 45312337

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The Architecture of Radio
White Spots
A journey to the end of the internet
The Deleted City
Digital Archaeology
James Turrell
Interactive visualization of Roden Crater
Seasonal and longterm groundwater levels
Datavisualization in Times Square, New York
Atlas of Pentecostalism
Data Journalism
Design Notities
mobile map
Data Volume Explorer
Virtual Reality Interface
data visualization
Wandering Intelligence
Image Recognition Feedback Loop
Fiscal Adventure
Euro Coin
Currency Design
Frans Hals Museum
Multi Screen Exhibition
Premsela / Design Networks
responsive non-fiction
Urban Planning
Vertex RGB
Illuminated typeface
Data materialization
Centraal Museum
JODI: Max Payne Library
Generative narrative
Pentacoste Atlas Research
Quantitative Anthropology
Seoul International Biennale of Media Art
Online Identity
Pen Plotter
Data Drawing
Huijbers en Agelink
Immersive Media
Gutenberg on demand
parametric library
Typologies of Intellectual Property
Realtime Book Concept
Witte de With Morality
Artistic Discussion Platform
Typologies of Intellectual Property
Interactive Visualization
Onder Anderen
Social Cartography
Printed Circuitboard
Project Gutenberg / Realtime Bookdesign
Research Project
latitude 51
Dutch Design Week
Arnhemse Nieuwe 2008
Motion Graphics
Joods Historisch Museum
Arnhemse Nieuwe 2007
Amsterdams Historisch Museum
console musicplayer
Leidsche Rhino
Blue Sky Forever
Digital Biography
digital graduation catalogue 2004
Veejay Arcade
ArtEZ portal 2005
WATT Rotterdam
Interactive Architecture
club 11

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

Selected Exhibitions:
Ars Electronica
Linz, AT, 2016
Computer History Museum
Mountain View, USA, 2016
Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Santa Fe, USA, 2016
Bell Labs
New Jersey, USA, 2016
Haus der Kulturen der welt
Berlin, DE, 2016
Zentrum für Kunst un Medientechnologie
Karlsruhe, DE, 2015
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Los Angeles, USA, 2014
Barbican Gallery
London, UK, 2014
Cultura Digital
Rio de Janeiro, BR, 2012
Centraal Museum
Utrecht, NL, 2011
Prix Ars Electronica
Architecture of Radio receives an Honorary Mention at the 2016 Prix Ars Electronica
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe
Architecture of Radio is on display at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe as part of the Currents New Media Festival
The Shannon Effect
A customised 360º version of the Architecture of Radio is set up at Bell Labs, New Jersey as part of The Shannon Effect, a conference on "the Future of the Information Age" The visualisation forms a backdrop of a performance of the Human Digital Orchestra.
Nervous Systems
Architecture of Radio is part of Nervous Systems: Quantified life and the social question. On display at Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt in Berlin (DE) from march 11th - may 9th 2016.
Architecture of Radio at ZKM
The Architecture of Radio Application will premiere at ZKM's Infosphere show in Karlsruhe. The show will run from September 5 2015 to January 31st 2016.
New Challenges for Data Design
I contributed a chapter to David Bihanic's new book New Challenges for Data Design. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges and future of data design. Published by Springer-Verlag.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".