Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada. A former geneticist, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art.
Thorp's award-winning software-based work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia and all over the web.
Recently, he has produced work for WIRED UK, written for The Guardian, and been featured by the New York Times Developer Network. Jer is currently artist in residence at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and is an instructor in New York University's renowned ITP program.
Jer is a contributing editor for WIRED UK.
New York, New York
In this presentation, Jer will dive deep into two large-scale projects he has worked on over the last year in New York City.
First, he wll talk about Project Cascade, a real-time analytic tool built to examine how New York Times content is shared through Twitter.
Second, he will discuss his work designing a name arrangement algorithm for the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan.
Jer will also walk through collaborative processes, admit to a series of spectacular failures and ultimately show how custom software tools can be made to solve extraordinary problems.