Data is the 21st century is increasingly seen as analogous to Oil in the 19th. Why? In the 19th and 20th centuries, oil and coal drove industrialisation. … Read more “Data, Oil and Analogies”
We all know London is changing. The urban landscape is assuming ever more vertical form. Here and there remain pockets where you can see this increasing verticality… Read more “London Verticals”
I fizz with energy, ideas, and action. Having recently been to India, I can see why. The whole country fizzes. The energy of India has been a… Read more “India, there really is nothing like it”
How can we explore the ‘health of the internet’? If you’re familiar with my work you’ll know that I’ve long been a champion of visualising data. But… Read more “The Internet Health Report”
There’s been a lot of dismay at the events of 2016. The deaths of David Bowie, Carrie Fisher, Dr Donald Henderson, George Michael (I don’t need to… Read more “2016 – Goodbye to all that?”
The architecture and culture of Northern India is one of constant assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism or synergy. But architecture doesn’t live apart from a wider culture. Architecture,… Read more “Delhi and North India”
Frieze usually makes my blood run cold. Over-privileged liggers braying loudly at gallery openings; hideous fashion faux pas masquerading as an acceptable ‘artiness’ …
Meanwhile the actual art tends to be forgotten.
I went to the Colnaghi opening.
Yes, it was a bit like that too. But the art was breathtaking in its power and execution. Truly breathtaking.