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David Colombini

MA work

The Weather Followers

«The Weather Followers» is a sculpture connected to a webapp that brings serendipity to your digital life, using constantly evolving weather data recorded by four weather instruments.

The project offers humour, poetry and surprise as an alternative to ‘smart’ applications and predictive, comfortable digital routines. Instead of our decisions being driven by intangible algorithms and hidden lines of code, The Weather Followers helps us feel the speed and direction of the wind, the amount of particulate matter in the air, the intensity of the sun or the rhythm of the rain.


  • MA Degree


    School of Communication


    MA Information Experience Design, 2017

  • With a BA in Interaction Design and a passion for architecture and new media, I’m creating works which often embrace humour and poetry to question the impact of fast evolving technology into our daily life.

    Nowadays, western societies tend to use smart technologies in an attempt to control and optimize every aspect of life. In this context, I’m using a range of different skills to create digital and physical experiences that invite humans to rediscover a loss of control by playing with the poetics of the unexpected and the serendipitous.
  • Degrees

  • Visual communication section, Media & Interaction design, ECAL, University of Art and Design of Lausanne, Switzerland (with mention good), 2014
  • Experience

  • Alongside my artistic practice, I’ve worked for renowned institutions and companies such as: United Visual Artists, Herzog & De Meuron, Philippe Rahm architects and InSwiGO
  • Exhibitions

  • Awards

  • 2014: Attachment get awarded and support by Migros Kultur Prozent.
  • Publications

  • 2016 Attachment published on and on Arduino website