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.



In this session, Jer will share a variety of new work that explores the concept and experience of location. HeÕll show projects that engage with local, personal data, as well as visualizations of systems of astronomical size. HeÕll discuss the importance of engaging with the character of data sets, and will share a variety of strategies and techniques for working with locational data. Along the way, heÕll share all kinds of tips and techniques, and probably tell a fair number of bad jokes.


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