Hania Piotrowska

Italo Calvino, If on a winter’s night a traveler – interpretation

The project consists of two books: the first contains the text of the novel by Italo Calvino If on a winter’s night a traveler, in the second one there are visualisations of the information contained in the text – the data. Calvino’s novel has a frame structure in which we as the Reader, the main character, read ten more books contained in the main narrative, supposedly by different authors. Data visualisation seemed to me the perfect means to examine whether these ten novels are indeed the works of independent writers or whether the whole story is a hoax. This procedure also has a direct source in the Calvino’s text, in which the topic of computer-generated literature appears , as well as its statistical analysis.

(born 1992)
Studies at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2012–2019). Rector’s scholarship for the best students of the Academy (2013–2016). She works with data visualisation, visual identification, design for publishing and webdesign. Participant of many competitions, including Hestia Artistic Journey (winner, 2016), The Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards (gold medal, 2017), HOW International Design Awards (honourable mention, 2018), KTR (bronze medal, 2018). She collaborated with the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw. Speaker at conferences, including Digital Cultures (Warsaw, 2017), SatRday (Gdańsk, 2019), Beauty of Data (Warsaw, 2019).