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Designing for Truth

Commons Conversations
03 Mar, 2017

Designing for Truth


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As information becomes at once both overwhelmingly abundant and politically contested, how do we design for truth? Joris Maltha, co-founder of the internationally renowned data-driven design firm CatalogTree, joins us to discuss real news and fake news at the confluence of information, design, and knowledge.

Catalogtree is a multidisciplinary information-focused design studio based in Arnhem (NL) and Berlin (DE). It was founded in 2001 by Daniel Gross and Joris Maltha; Nina Bender joined the studio in 2011. The studio works continuously on commissioned and self initiated projects. Highly interested in self-organising systems they believe in 'Form Equals Behaviour'. Experimental tool-making, programming, typography and the visualization of quantitative data are part of their daily routine.

Recent endeavours include bin-packing a book design, etching chladni patterns and auto-detecting helipads in satellite footage of São Paulo. Daniel Gross and Joris Maltha teach at ArtEZInstitute of the Arts in Arnhem (NL) and have taught and lectured widely. The work of Catalogtree is in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Museum of Design.

Designing for Truth is part of Commons Conversations: Technology and Public Life in Changing Times, a discussion series hosted by the Berkeley Center for New Media on the impact of new media on our current political and public climate.

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Friday, March 3, 2017
11am-12pm | BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library, UC Berkeley

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