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The father of information architecture

Insatiable curiosity drives Richard Saul Wurman, co-founder of TED Conference and data pioneer, towards connecting 'various little things' into easy-to-understand and useful information throughout his life.

Anita Gabriel
Published Fri, Oct 3, 2014 · 09:50 PM
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IF RICHARD Saul Wurman has his way with event hosts - and he almost always does - the American architect and cartographer whose "life is a bunch of hobbies" would saunter up to the stage in front of a packed audience with an impromptu, off-the-cuff script and not be introduced, at all.

"Just say nothing," says the unconventional 79-year old in a charmingly off-beat way, when asked by the organisers how he'd like to be presented before he speaks at the annual global IIMPact 2014 conference at the Raffles City Convention Centre recently.

"It has nothing to do with the arrogance of being famous," says the man, clad in …

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