News Through Data

Jer Thorp (New York University)
Keynote Yerba Buena Salon 9
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Jer Thorp, Data Artist in Residence, The New York Times.

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Jer Thorp

New York University

Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. Coming from a background in genetics, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science, data, art, and culture. Recently, his work has been featured by The Guardian, Scientific American, The New Yorker, and Popular Science.

Thorp’s award-winning software-based work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, including in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

Jer is an adjunct Professor in New York University’s ITP program, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Network on AI, IoT and the Future of Trust. From 2012 to 2017, Jer ran The Office For Creative Research, a multi-disciplinary research group exploring new modes of engagement with data. From 2010 – 2012, Jer was the Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times. Jer is a National Geographic Fellow, and 2015 was named by Canadian Geographic as one of Canada’s greatest explorers.

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