AB PIP STEM Book Club

Every winter, AB PIP STEM sponsors a STEM book club meeting at the Discovery Museum. This event is appropriate for teens and adults.

2020 STEM Book Club

Please join us at this year's book club. The selection is Dear Data by Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American in London. Visit their website to find out about the Dear Data project.

About the Book

"Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence, Dear Data celebrates "the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life," in the words of Maria Popova (Brain Pickings), who introduces this charming and graphically powerful book. For one year, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American in London, mapped the particulars of their daily lives as a series of hand-drawn postcards they exchanged via mail weekly—small portraits as full of emotion as they are data, both mundane and magical. Dear Data reproduces in pinpoint detail the full year's set of cards, front and back, providing a remarkable portrait of two artists connected by their attention to the details of their lives—including complaints, distractions, phone addictions, physical contact, and desires. These details illuminate the lives of two remarkable young women and also inspire us to map our own lives, including specific suggestions on what data to draw and how. A captivating and unique book for designers, artists, correspondents, friends, and lovers everywhere." --Amazon Books
Dear Data