“L’art trouble, la science rassure” – Bringing art and network analysis together

Kirell Benzi is a data artist, speaker and data visualization lecturer. He holds a Ph.D. in Data Science since 2016, which he obtained at EFPL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne).

Building on very heterogeneous datasets (collaborations between musicians, patents, corporate links and much more) Kirell created a number of artistic network visualizations in which the insights from data are powerfully supported by the strength of the representation.

Please visit his outstanding network art gallery at: https://www.kirellbenzi.com

The featured image shows the network of Montreux Jazz musicians:

“This network shows with whom musicians of the festival play with, revealing two different categories of artists. At the border of the ring, we have the artists who only perform with their band, forming many disconnected communities. On the opposite, those who jam with everyone, the stars of the festival, are well-connected and are naturally located in the center of the ring. One of the brightest stars was George Duke, the champion of appearances at the festival with 53 concerts. In the center in orange, he faces the legendary guitarist Santana in purple.”


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