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Ignacio Garnham

  • Design anthropology
    Systems design
    Complexity science
    Cultural evolution
    Design informatics
Algorithms give beliefs and biases a physical form.

I am an interdisciplinary researcher from Chile studying the capacity of design outcomes to shape patterns of cultural change, particularly in relation to social norms and the passing of cultural traits/values. After years in social entrepreneurship and conducting field research across the world, I pursued graduate studies in Transdisciplinary Design at Parsons School of Design to understand why/how some forms of cultural information spread and persist in a community while others don’t. I am an alumnus of the Santa Fe Institute and enjoy a good conversation about the link between design and changes to temporality, entropy, and social order.