After lots of pencil-sharpening and scribbling-outs, we are pleased to announce that our book is out!
This 300-page, large-format flexibound book is something special and different from what you’ve seen on our website, as besides presenting our fifty-two postcards, we’ve also included newly-drawn illustrations unfolding what we've learned about our lives in data, highlighting how everyone can become a data collector.
In a world where computers and algorithms are the default go-tos, this carefully-crafted book highlights how we’ve explored this weekly imperfect, offline approach to uncovering the warm heart at the centre of our everyday data. As Maria Popova wrote in her touching foreword (US edition):
We hope Dear Data inspires you to slow down, take stock, and draw – to see the world through a new lens, where everything and anything can be a creative starting point for play, expression and connection.
You’ll find our fifty-two cards in this book, along with the thoughts we had while conceiving and crafting them. They have not been edited: they appear exactly as they did when originally received through the mail, highlighting a year of learning, doubts and indecision as well as love, affection and humour. Bearing all the scuff-marks of their journey across the ocean, together they form a personal data-diary that first we shared with each other, and now we share with you. We’ll also unfold what we’ve learned from this year of collecting our daily data, expanding upon how we gained meaning from what we collected and on our artistic process.
Prefer an independent route?
We suggest walking into your friendly local independent bookshop and asking them to order it for you.
Sept 1st, Beyond Words studio
Official UK Dear Data book launch, signing and party organized by Visualized
Sept 9th, the Sketchbook Project
Join Giorgia and Stefanie for a very special evening data drawing workshop.
Sept 16, NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1
2:00 pm Dear Data book signing with Giorgia
November 12, Carnagie Library
7:00 pm, Dear Data presentation and book signings with Giorgia