Tommaso Venturini

Chargé de recherche CNRS
Chercheur associé à Inria et au Médialab de Sciences Po Paris
Membre fondateur du Public Data Lab

EN. CNRS permanent researcher
Associate researcher of Inria and of the Médialab of Sciences Po Paris
Founding member of the Public Data Lab

tommaso.venturini@cnrs.fr
www.tommasoventurini.it
@TommasoVenturin

BIOGRAPHIE

Parcours

En 2017 et 2018, Tommaso Venturini a été chercheur à l’École normale supérieure de Lyon (IXXI) et récipiendaire de la bourse «Recherche avancée» de l’Institut français de recherche en informatique et en automatisme (Inria). En 2016, il a été chargé de cours au département des humanités numériques du King’s College de Londres et, de 2009 à 2015, il a coordonné les activités de recherche du Médialab de Sciences Po.

Tommaso Venturini a coordonné les projets EMAPS (EU FP7) et MEDEA (ANR). Ses recherches portent sur les méthodes numériques, les STS et l’analyse visuelle de réseau. Il enseigne la cartographie des controverses, le journalisme de données, l’activisme de données et l’information design aux bacheliers et master.

Formation universitaire

Tommaso Venturini a suivi une formation en sociologie et media studies à l’Université de Bologne. Il a obtenu un doctorat en société de l’information à l’Université de Milan Bicocca et un postdoctorat sur la modernisation sociale au département de philosophie de l’Université de Bologne. Il a été étudiant invité à UCLA et chercheur invité au CETCOPRA de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Au cours de ses études, il a fondé une agence de conception Web et dirigé plusieurs projets de communication en ligne.

BIOGRAPHY

Previous positions

In 2017 and 2018, Tommaso Venturini was researcher at the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon (IXXI) and recipient of the “Advanced Research” fellowship of the French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation (Inria). In 2016, he was lecturer at the Department of Digital Humanities of King’s College London and, from 2009 to 2015, he coordinated the research activities of the Médialab of Sciences Po.

Tommaso Venturini coordinated the projects EMAPS (EU FP7) and MEDEA (ANR). His research focuses on Digital Methods, STS and Visual Network Analysis. He teaches Controversy Mapping, Data Journalism, Data Activism and Information Design at graduate and undergraduate level.

University education

Tommaso Venturini was 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 was visiting student at UCLA and visiting researcher at the CETCOPRA of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. During his studies, he founded a web design agency and led several online communication projects.

THÈMES

  • Numériques pour la recherche en sciences sociales
  • Sociologie des nouveaux médias
  • Études des sciences et des techniques
  • Sociologie de la modernité

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Digital methods
  • Digital media studies
  • Science and technology studies
  • Sociology of modernity

PROJETS
PROJECTS

2020/23

SoBigData++

European Integrated Infrastructure for Social Mining and Big Data Analytics (task lead). H2020 Call INFRAIA-01-2018-2019 Integrating Activities for Advanced Communities. Coordinator: Fosca Giannotti, ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy.

2020/23

2020/21

CAIAC

Controverses et collaborations académiques autour de l’intelligence artificielle et computationnelle. Coordination avec Paolo Frasca (GIPSA-lab, UMR 5216, CNRS, Grenoble INP, Université Grenoble Alpes) et Floriana Gargiulo (GEMASS, UMR 8598, CNRS, Sorbonne Université). Programme CNRS 2020 Enjeux scientifiques et sociaux de l’intelligence artificielle.

2020/21

2019/21

DOOM

Systems theory for the Disorders Of Online Media. Coordination avec Paolo Frasca (GIPSA-lab, UMR 5216, CNRS, Grenoble INP, Université Grenoble Alpes). Programme CNRS 80|Prime.

2019/21

2017/ongoing

Public Data Lab

EN. The PDL is a network of researchers working at the crossroads of academic research and public engagement on the theme of digital data.

2017/ongoing

2018/19

miniVAN

EN. Funded by the first SAGE Ocean ‘Concept Grant’, miniVAN is a visual network analysis tool addressed to social scientists.

2018/19

2017/18

« Fake News » Field Guide

EN. Funded by the First Draft initiative, the project has organized a series of research workshops on the production and circulation of “junk news” and other forms of online misinformation.

2017/18

2017/18

SaveOurAir

EN. Funded by the European program Organicity, the SaveOurAir project experimented new ways to use air quality data to promote citizen engagement.

2017/18

2011/14

EMAPS

Electronic Maps to Assist Public Science (coordination). FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2011-1. Projet lauréat des Étoiles de l’Europe (2015). EN. EMAPS investigated the sociotechnical debates about the adaptation to climate change. By analysing data on financial flows, international negotiations, adaptation projects, and by engaging with the main actors of the debate (negotiators, journalists, practitioners…), the project produced a series of visualisation and data stories gathered in the website climaps.eu.

2011/14

2011/14

MEDEA

Cartographier les débats environnementaux sur l’adaptation (coordination). ANR CEP&S Changements environnementaux planétaires et sociétés. EN. Funded by the French Research Agency, MEDEA was the French sister project of EMAPS and gathered a multidisciplinary consortium composed of the médialab of Sciences Po, the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement.

2011/14

2011/14

Contropedia

EN. Contropedia is a platform for the real-time analysis and visualization of controversies in Wikipedia. Controversy metrics are extracted from the real time activity streams generated by edits to, and discussions about, individual articles and groups of related articles. An article’s revision history and its corresponding discussion pages constitute two parallel streams of user interactions that, taken together, fully describe the process of the collaborative creation of an article.

2011/14

PUBLICATIONS

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Ouvrages
Research monographs

Venturini, T. & Munk, A. (2020, forthcoming) Controversy Mapping. A Field Guide through Actor-Network Theory and Digital Methods. Cambridge: Polity.

Articles de revues internationales
International journals

Tommaso Venturini, Mathieu Jacomy, Pablo Jensen (2021), “What do we see when we look at networks: Visual network analysis, relational ambiguity, and force-directed layouts”, Big Data & Society, vol. 8, issue 1, First published: 21 May 2021. Full text, DOI: 10.1177/20539517211018488

Bounegru, L., De Pryck, K., Venturini, T., Mauri, M. (2020). We Only Have 12 Years: YouTube and the IPCC Report on Global Warming of 1.5C. First Monday, 25(2), Feb. 2020. Full text, DOI: 10.5210/fm.v25i2.10112

Gray, J., Bounegru, L., Venturini, T. (2020). The Infrastructural Uncanny: “Fake News” and the Fabric of the Web as Matter of Concern. New Media & Society, (forthcoming).

Venturini, T., Rogers, R. (2019). ‘API-Based Research’ or How Can Digital Sociology and Digital Journalism Studies Learn from the Cambridge Analytica Affair. Digital Journalism, 7(4), pp. 532-540.

Venturini, T., Bounegru, L., Gray, J., Rogers, R. (2018). A reality check(list) for digital methods. New Media & Society, (forthcoming), 146144481876923. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444818769236

Rein, K., & Venturini, T. (2018). Ploughing Digital Landscapes. New Media & Society (forthcoming), https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444817748954

Venturini, T., Jacomy, M., Meunier, A., & Latour, B. (2017). An unexpected journey: A few lessons from sciences Po médialab’s experience. Big Data & Society, 4(2), 205395171772094. https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951717720949

Bounegru, L., Venturini, T., Gray, J., & Jacomy, M. (2017). Narrating Networks. Digital Journalism, 5(6), 699–730. https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2016.1186497

Markusson, N., Kaltenbrunner, A., Laniado, D., & Venturini, T. (2016). Contrasting medium and genre on Wikipedia to open up geoengineering. Big Data & Society, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951716666102

Jensen, P., Morini, M., Karsai, M., Venturini, T., Vespignani, A., Jacomy, M., … Fleury, E. (2015). Detecting global bridges in networks. Journal of Complex Networks, cnv022. https://doi.org/10.1093/comnet/cnv022

Venturini, T., Jensen, P., & Latour, B. (2015). Fill in the Gap: A New Alliance for Social and Natural Sciences. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 18(2), 11. Retrieved from http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/18/2/11.html

Venturini, T., Ricci, D., Mauri, M., Kimbell, L., & Meunier, A. (2015). Designing Controversies and Their Publics. Design Issues, 31(3), 74–87. https://doi.org/10.1162/DESI_a_00340

Severo, M., & Venturini, T. (2015). Intangible cultural heritage webs: Comparing national networks with digital methods. New Media & Society, (forthcoming), 1–20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444814567981

Latour, B., Boullier, D., Venturini, T., Jensen, P., & Grauwin, S. (2015). O Todo é Sempre Menor que as Partes: um teste digital acerca das mônadas de Gabriel Tarde. Parágrafo, 2(3), 7–25.

Tuckett, D., Mandel, A., Mangalagiu, D., Abramson, A., Hinkel, J., Katsikopoulos, K., … Wilkinson, A. (2015). Uncertainty, Decision Science, and Policy Making: A Manifesto for a Research Agenda. Critical Review, 27(2), 213–242. https://doi.org/10.1080/08913811.2015.1037078

Venturini, T., Baya Laffite, N., Cointet, J.-P., Gray, I., Zabban, V., & De Pryck, K. (2014). Three maps and three misunderstandings: A digital mapping of climate diplomacy. Big Data & Society, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.1177/2053951714543804

Jacomy, M., Venturini, T., Heymann, S., & Bastian, M. (2014). ForceAtlas2, a Continuous Graph Layout Algorithm for Handy Network Visualization Designed for the Gephi Software. PloS One, 9(6), e98679. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0098679

Venturini, T. (2012). Building on faults: how to represent controversies with digital methods. Public Understanding of Science, 21(7), 796 – 812. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662510387558

Bourdaa, M., Konsman, J. P., Sécail, C., Venturini, T., Veyrat-Masson, I., & Gonon, F. (2013). Does television reflect the evolution of scientific knowledge? The case of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder coverage on French television. Public Understanding of Science (Bristol, England), (Forthcoming). https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662513484842

Latour, B., Jensen, P., Venturini, T., Grauwin, S., & Boullier, D. (2012). “The whole is always smaller than its parts”: a digital test of Gabriel Tardes’ monads. The British Journal of Sociology, 63(4), 590–615. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-4446.2012.01428.x

Venturini, T., & Guido, D. (2012). Once Upon a Text : an ANT Tale in Text Analysis. Sociologica, 3. https://doi.org/10.2383/72700

Venturini, T. (2010). Diving in magma: how to explore controversies with actor-network theory. Public Understanding of Science, 19(3), 258–273. https://doi.org/10.1177/0963662509102694

Venturini, T. (2007). Verba Volant, Scripta Manent: The Discontinuity Effect of Explicit Media. American Behavioral Scientist, 50(7), 879–896. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764206298313

Conférences internationales
International conferences

Venturini T. (2018). Teaching Infrastructures Breaching through Data journalism and Data Activism. European Association of the Study of Science and Technology Studies (EASST) Conference, Lancaster 25-28/07/2018

Venturini T. (2018). The Expert Network Quantifying bridging work in the IPCC. European Association of the Study of Science and Technology Studies (EASST) Conference, Lancaster 25-28/07/2018

Venturini T. (2018). Confessions of a Fake News Scholar. International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Prague, 24-28/05/2018.

Venturini, T. (2016). Actor‐Network VS Network Analysis VS Digital Networks Are We Talking About the Same Networks? In 4S­EASST Conference Barcelona (track “Critical Data Studies”), 03/09/16

De Pryck, K., Venturini, T., Banneyx (2016). Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde: the IPCC a scientific and intergovernmental organization. In 4S­EASST Conference (track “STS and Climate Change: Perspectives on/from the Global South”), Barcelona, 01/09/16.

Jacomy, M., Girard, P., Ooghe, B., & Venturini, T. (2016). Hyphe, a Curation-Oriented Approach to Web Crawling for the Social Sciences. In International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (pp. 595–598).

Jacomy, M., Girard, P., Ooghe-Tabanou, B., & Venturini, T. (2016). Hyphe, a Curation-Oriented Approach to Web Crawling for the Social Sciences. In ICWSM.

Borra, E., Weltevrede, E., Ciuccarelli, P., Kaltenbrunner, A., Laniado, D., Magni, G., … Venturini, T. (2015). Societal Controversies in Wikipedia Articles. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – CHI ’15 (pp. 193–196). https://doi.org/10.1145/2702123.2702436

Borra, E., Weltevrede, E., Ciuccarelli, P., Kaltenbrunner, A., Laniado, D., Magni, G., … Venturini, T. (2014). Contropedia – the analysis and visualization of controversies in Wikipedia articles. In OpenSym 2014 Proceedings.

Venturini, T. (2005). Communities VS Networks, from implicit to explicit technical knowledge. In Conference on Communities and Technologies.

Venturini, T. (2012). Designing Controversies. In Design and Displacement, 4S-EASST Conference.

Venturini, T. (2012). Communicating Controversies, Some Example from the Climate Debate. In Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference.

Chapitres d’ouvrages
Books chapters

Venturini, T. (2019). “Fake News Are a Real Problem.” In Kettemann M. & Dreyer S. (Eds.), Busted! The Truth About the 50 Most Common Internet Myths. Berlin: Internet Governance Forum.

Venturini, T. (2019). The Fish Tank Complex of Social Modelling. In M. Nagatsu & A. Ruzzene (Eds.), Frontiers of Social Science: A Philosophical Reflection. New York: Bloomsbury.

Venturini, T., Jacomy, M., Bounegru, L., & Gray, J. (2019). Visual Network Exploration for Data Journalists. In S. I. Eldridge & B. Franklin (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook to Developments in Digital Journalism Studies. Abingdon: Routledge.

Venturini, T., Munk, A., & Jacomy, M. (2019). Actor-Network VS Network Analysis VS Digital Networks Are We Talking About the Same Networks? In D. Ribes & J. Vertesi (Eds.), DigitalSTS: A Handbook and Fieldguide. Princeton: University Press.

Munk, A. K., Meunier, A., & Venturini, T. (2019). Data Sprints: A Collaborative Format in Digital Controversy Mapping. In D. Ribes & J. Vertesi (Eds.), DigitalSTS: A Handbook and Fieldguide. Princeton: University Press.

Venturini, T. (2019). From Fake to Junk News, the Data Politics of Online Virality. In D. Bigo, E. Isin, & E. Ruppert (Eds.), Data Politics: Worlds, Subjects, Rights. Abingdon: Routledge.

Venturini, T. (2018). Sur l’étude des sujets populaires ou les confessions d’un spécialiste des fausses nouvelles. In P. Trudel (Ed.), Les fausses nouvelles : nouveaux visages, nouveaux défis. Montréal: Presses de l’Université Laval.

Venturini, T., Munk, A., & Meunier, A. (2018). Data-Sprint: a Public Approach to Digital Research. (C. Lury, P. Clough, M. Michael, R. Fensham, S. Lammes, A. Last, & E. Uprichard, Eds.). Interdisciplinary Research Methods. Abingdon: Routledge.

Venturini, T., Latour, B., & Meunier, A. (2016). Eine unerwartete Reise Einige Lehren über Kontinuität aus den Erfahrungen des Sciences Po médialab. In F. Süssenguth (Ed.), Die Gesellschaft der Daten. Berlin: Transcript.

Venturini, T., Bounegru, L., Jacomy, M., & Gray, J. (2016). How to Tell Stories with Networks: Exploring the Narrative Affordances of Graphs with the Iliad. In Datafied Society. Amsterdam: University Press.

Venturini, T. (2012). Great expectations : méthodes quali-quantitative et analyse des réseaux sociaux. In J.-P. Fourmentraux (Ed.), L’Ère Post-Media. Humanités digitales et Cultures numériques (Vol. 104, pp. 39–51). Paris: Hermann.

Articles de revues nationales
National journals

Venturini, T., Jacomy, M., Baneyx, A., & Girard, P. (2016). Hors champs: la multipositionnalité par l’analyse des réseaux. Reseaux, 199(5), 11–42. https://doi.org/10.3917/res.199.0011

Boechat, M. & Venturini, T. (2016). From Analysis to Presentation: Information Visualization for Reifying Issues and Reenacting Insights in Visual Data Analysis. Les Cahiers Du Numérique, 4 185–205. https://doi.org/10.3166/LCN.12.4.185-204

Severo, M., & Venturini, T. (2016). Enjeux topologiques et topographiques de la cartographie du web. Reseaux, 1(195), 87–105. https://doi.org/10.3917/res.195.0085

Latour, B., Boullier, D., Venturini, T., Jensen, P., & Grauwin, S. (2015). O Todo é Sempre Menor que as Partes: um teste digital acerca das mônadas de Gabriel Tarde. Parágrafo, 2(3), 7–25.

Venturini, T., Cardon, D., & Cointet, J.-P. (2015). Méthodes digitales: Approches quali/quanti des données numériques – Curation and Presentation of the Special Issue. Réseaux, 188, 9–21. https://doi.org/10.3917/res.188.0009

Venturini, T., Gemenne, F., & Severo, M. (2013). Des Migrants et des Mots. Une analyse numérique des débats médiatiques sur les migrations et l’environnement. Cultures & Conflits, 88(4).

Venturini, T. (2008). Piccola introduzione alla cartografia delle controversie. Etnografia E Ricerca Qualitativa, 3, 369–394.

Venturini, T. (2007). Les trous noirs de la Révolution Verte. Décroissance & Technique, 3.

Venturini, T. (2005). Il mago e l’imprenditore magico. Cassazione Penale, 45(3).

Conférences nationales
National conferences

Venturini, T., & Latour, B. (2010). The Social Fabric: Digital Traces and Quali-quantitative Methods. In Proceedings of Future En Seine 2009 (pp. 87–101). Paris: Editions Future en Seine.

Autres publications
Other publications

Gefen, A., & Venturini, T. (2019). “Penser et Utiliser l’intelligence Artificielle En Humanités et En Sciences Sociales L’intelligence.” La lettre de I’InSHS, 62, pp. 6–7.

Bounegru, L., Gray, J., Venturini, T., & Mauri, M. (2018). A Field Guide to Fake News and other Information Disorders, http://fakenews.publicdatalab.org

Venturini, T., Jacomy, M., & Carvalho Pereira, D. (2015). Visual Network Analysis. Medialab woring papers

Venturini, T. (2015). Review of “An Aesthesia of Networks: Conjunctive Experience in Art and Technology, by Anna Munster.” Digital Studies / Le Champs Numerique, (forthcoming).

Venturini, T., Meunier, A., Munk, A. K., Borra, E. K., Rieder, B., Mauri, M., … Laniado, D. (2014). Climaps by Emaps in 2 Pages (A Summary for Policy Makers and Busy People in general). Social Science Research Network, (ID 2532946). Retrieved from http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2532946

Venturini, T. (2012). Medialab de Sciences Po : cartographier le web pour les sciences sociales. Retrieved from http://www.ina-sup.com/node/2842

Venturini, T. (2006). Opera Aperta: Wikipedia e l’oralità secondaria. Magma, 4, 35–45. Retrieved from http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=abstract&id=286736

Médias, Presse

Entretien avec Tommaso Venturini, propos recueillis par Mélanie Roosen, 2021, « Clubhouse : effet de club, oralité numérique… ce que dit le nouveau réseau de notre rapport au web », L’ADN, no 25, Do Hype Yourself, Jan. 2021 – Mars 2021. En ligne