ᴜᴄʟᴀʙ is a visualization research group situated 
between design, computing, and the humanities.

New Complexity Recent projects, publications and activities

vikus viewer teaser 2 Project

VIKUS Viewer

Explore cultural collections along time, texture and themes

Reading Traces Prototype Screenshot 10 Project

Reading traces

Visualizing Fontane’s reference library

SENSES-Preview-Small Project


Climate Change Scenario Services


The visualization prototype created during the Reading Traces project is part of the exhibition fontane.200 / Brandenburg – Bilder und Geschichten at the Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte in Potsdam.

6 June - 30 Dec 2019

Skalierbare Exploration. Prototypenstudie zur Visualisierung einer Autorenbibliothek am Beispiel der ›Handbibliothek Theodor Fontanes‹

  • Anna Busch
  • Mark-Jan Bludau
  • Viktoria Brüggemann
  • Marian Dörk
  • Kristina Genzel
  • Klaus-Peter Möller
  • Sabine Seifert
  • Peer Trilcke
— in: Konferenzband zur DHd 2019 Frankfurt & Mainz - Digital Humanities: multimedial & multimodal, 2019

Shifted Maps: Revealing spatio-temporal topologies in movement data

  • Heike Otten
  • Lennart Hildebrandt
  • Till Nagel
  • Marian Dörk
  • Boris Müller
— Proceedings of the IEEE VIS Arts Program, VISAP'18, 2018
uclab-climate-movie-01 Project

A Brief History of CO2 Emissions

An animated short film on greenhouse gas emissions

Conference talks

We will be participating in DHd 2019 in Frankfurt and DH2019 in Utrecht to share our latest research on data visualization in the context of cultural collections.

March & July 2019

Zwischen Repräsentation und Rezeption – Visualisierung als Facette von Analyse und Argumentation in der Kunstgeschichte

  • Katrin Glinka
  • Marian Dörk
— Computing Art Reader. Einführung in die digitale Kunstgeschichte. arthistoricum.net, 2018
coins1-grey Project


Visualizing a numismatic collection as heaps, streams, and plots


The video recordings of all keynotes and conference presentations at Information+ 2018 are now published online.

18 December 2018

Mapping governance of adaptation to climate change in Switzerland

  • Dominik Braunschweiger
  • Marco Pütz
  • Frank Heidmann
  • Mark-Jan Bludau
— in: Regional Studies Regional Science. 5:1, 2018


Post-digital art practices in cultural education

Open day

As part of the Potsdam Science Day (Potsdamer Tag der Wissenschaften) we open the doors to the lab. Come by and try our latest visualizations of climate change scenarios and Fontane’s reading traces.

11 May 2019