Richard Saul Wurman


Spurred by the dance between his curiosity and ignorance, Richard Saul Wurman seeks ways to make the complex clear.

He is currently developing the WWW Conferences, celebrating improvised conversations, “intellectual jazz”. He continues to work on his global cartographic initiative, 19.20.21.

Richard Wurman created the TED, TEDMED and EG Conferences in 1984, 1995 and 2006 respectively.

In 1980 he reinvented the guidebook with the Access series.

Described by Fortune magazine as an “intellectual hedonist” with a “hummingbird mind”, he has written, designed, and published 83 books on topics ranging from healthcare to atlases and the Olympics.

He received his degrees in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and is the creator of the term “Information Architecture”.