Q&A: David Denny


Make a prediction for the future. In the short term, the devolution of power from a few to the many will accelerate as internet use expands and evolves; as will the transition from secrecy to transparency and openness. In ten years affordable 3D printers will be widely available to print cad files of many man made objects at home, I watched an interview on the BBC the other day and the interviewee was wearing a pair of shoes she had printed. In the distant future, a peaceful and sustainable world. What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Greed. What is your biggest regret? I don’t have any regrets yet, thankfully. Who are your favorite writers? Khalil Gibran and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Create the name for a virus that will decimate the population. Selfishness. Would you like to see more or less political correctness? Here in the UK, less.  Individuals need to learn to take responsibility for their own behaviour, whether that is offending or feeling offended. If you had to align yourself with a leader in history, who would it be? Martin Luther King.

Pick a field of science to be an expert within. Ontology (Although it’s not technically a science). What was the last crime you witnessed? A hand pointing a camera phone under the cubical door whilst I was sitting in it last week, apparently a growing problem in Stratford Tube station. Is flirting a kind of cheating? Depends on the individual. What moment have you most wished you’d had a camera when you hadn’t? It hasn’t happened yet, I’ve had my camera and not been able to use it through shock, and I have a few photographs I absolutely love that I’m not permitted to show. Who would you never work for, no matter how much they offered to pay? Hitler. What is your nationality? Human. What nationality would you like to be alternatively? I’am Happy with who I am.

Can you think of an insult that would make you react in a violent way? Not off the top of my head. What part of the planet would you like to explore? Everywhere I haven’t been, and several I have. Where do you think the most dangerous place on Earth is? North Korea, for North Koreans. Myanmar, for Rohingya Muslims. Syria, for woman or children, to name a few. Have you recently been living by any life philosophy? Learning to trust my intuition. Name an artist that is overrated. Damien Hirst. What is your plan for the next 24 hours? To have fun!

David Denny – Website.