Meet the Media Guru

Giorgia Lupi at George Brown College Waterfront campus on April 25.

Giorgia Lupi sees beauty in data.

With her practice, she challenges the impersonality that data communicate, designing engaging visual narratives that re-connect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, ideas.

Giorgia Lupi is the Digifest 2018 Meet the Media Guru guest speaker.  She is an award-winning information designer and a co-founder of Accurat, a data-driven design firm based in Milan and New York.  Giorgia sees beauty in data. With her practice, she challenges the impersonality that data communicates, designing engaging visual narratives that re-connect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, and ideas. She is co-author of Dear Data, an aspirational hand drawn data visualization book you can find in bookstores across the USA and UK. In 2017, she was commissioned to create an original site-specific art piece by the Museum of Modern Art, where her work is now part of the permanent collection.

Giorgia lives in New York City, has a Masters in Architecture at FAF in Ferrara, Italy, earned a PhD in Design at Politecnico di Milano, and recently gave a TED Talk on her Humanistic Approach to Data.

Giorgia Lupi will be speaking on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 (6:30 pm) at George Brown College – Waterfront Campus

Digifest and Meet the Media Guru would like to invite you to this FREE TALK and kickoff event to Digifest 2018.

Space is limited – please RSVP online.

The recent exhibition, Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Giorgia Lupi was on display at the Museum of Modern Art. The exhibition opened on October 1, 2017, and explores the present, past and future of 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a strong impact on the world.
Lupi and her team investigated the hidden stories of these iconic items by finding information that can create an image through data.
The final result of their findings were presented into a site-specific hand drawn visualization, that outlines inspirations, themes and ideas.

Digifest + Meet the Media Guru creates a bridge between Italian and Canadian forward-thinking projects.

Meet the Media Guru is the Italian platform of knowledge exchange and meetings with international thought leaders.  They recently announced the launch of MEET, a new Culture Centre located in Milan, Italy. MEET and George Brown College are excited to collaborate on educational and research projects in Canada and Italy.

TEDtalk by Giorgia Lupi

 

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