Jer Thorp

Jer Thorp


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.


Project Cascade: Visualizing Social Space

For the last 4 months, I have been building a system to analyze sharing of New York Times content over social space.

This exploratory tool, built with Processing, allows users to construct time-based representations of sharing activity in 2D and 3D space.

In this session, I will detail how this system was designed and built, and will discuss the need for novel solutions when faced with unique sets of data.


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