Writers dream the future, designers create it

They say that science fiction writers inspire the future, but after speaking to somebody like Dutch designer Carole Baijings you have to wonder whether they got it wrong.
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Jer Thorp on making data meaningful

Data artist. Even the term is provocative, its constituent parts seemingly polar opposites, “But I’m fine with that,” says Jer Thorp, data artist, innovator-In-Residence at the Library of Congress in Washington and guest speaker at Semi-Permanent Auckland in August. “I want to challenge expectations.”
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Trust is the currency of creativity

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Jer Thorp

Jer Thorp

Canadian data artist
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Lessons from Semi Permanent 2018

Three days, 100+ speakers, and a few ideas.
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Setbacks, pressure and opportunity on the road to designing the Semi Permanent opening titles.
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Semi Permanent


Everything we do in our day-to-day lives is a product of someone else’s design; the clothes we wear, our method of transport, the way we communicate.

It’s a problem-solving process of logic, imagination, intuition and reasoning that has the power to create serious impact.

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