Morcos Key's second visualization for RAND Art + Data explores how millions of refugees around the world rely on technology—particularly mobile phones—for survival, to connect to the past, and for a chance at a better future.
Design studio Morcos Key created an animated illustration that envisions how America's workforce development system could be transformed to better support 21st-century workers, employers, and educators.
Morcos Key is the Brooklyn-based design studio of Jon(athan) Key and Wael Morcos. Their mission is to tell stories by creating visual systems that demonstrate how thoughtful conversation and formal expression make for impactful design.
This weekly recap focuses on how early mistakes led to America's failure in Afghanistan, the potential effects of critical race theory bans, an art installation that breaks down RAND data on income inequality, and more.
Based on RAND data, a physical installation created by information designer Giorgia Lupi shows income inequality in the United States over the last four decades. The sculpture also evokes the deeper societal ideas and meanings behind these numbers.
The latest visualization from the RAND Art + Data artist residency focuses on the Internet of Bodies. The artwork is inspired by RAND research and explores the benefits and risks of human body-centric and internet-connected technologies.
To kick off our artist residency program, RAND Art + Data, information designer Giorgia Lupi created a visualization inspired by RAND research on reforming the U.S. mental health system. The piece illustrates key numbers and forces animating the discussion about mental health care today.
Through RAND Art + Data, four artists will use RAND research as their inspiration for visual storytelling. The result is a novel form of data expression that challenges us to think differently about policy analysis.
Giorgia Lupi is the inaugural artist-in-residence of RAND Art + Data. She is an information designer and partner at the international design consultancy Pentagram. In her work, Lupi focuses on designing engaging visual narratives that reconnect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, ideas.
During the Islamic State's rise, looted artifacts were said to be a significant source of income for the group. But no one had identified the value, using empirical data and systematic calculations, of the artifacts that were known to exist in Syria's archaeological sites. Until now.
This book will take readers through the concepts and issues surrounding cultural property, cultural currency and cultural power, leaving readers with invaluable insights on the political economy of cultural property.
In an episode of the History Channel's “America's Book of Secrets,” Erik Nemeth discusses the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist of 1990 and the broader implications of art crime for national security.
Artists can play a positive role in shaping public debate and supporting democratic transition in the Middle East. This report explores challenges to artists after the Arab uprisings and how governments and nongovernmental actors can support them.
High-end collectors and cultural-heritage abusers alike would benefit from a boost in cultural intelligence, or “CQ,” to grasp the interrelation of art, culture, economic development, and human rights, writes Erik Nemeth.