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Jer Thorp

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Jer Thorp
BornVancouver, Canada
ResidenceNew York City

Jer Thorp is a data artist from Vancouver, Canada. Before becoming a data artist, he was originally trained as a geneticist. He holds an adjunct faculty position at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the Interactive Telecommunications Program.[1] He was the Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times in 2012 and the Innovator-In-Residence at the Library of Congress in 2017.[2][3][4]

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He created an algorithm that sorts the names of those killed in the 9/11 attacks[5], and collaboared with Mark Hansen, Ben Rubin, and Local Projects to create an interactive timeline of the attacks.[6] Thorp co-founded The Office for Creative Research, which was a company in Brooklyn that explored new ways of data management and created data visualizations for their clients.[7][8] He has also held several fellowships, including ones at National Geographic, the Library of Congress, and the New York Times.[2][3][4]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Jer Thorp". NYU. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lauren Drell. "This Man Makes Data Look Beautiful". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Welcoming Jer Thorp as the Innovator-In-Residence". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Jer Thorp - National Geographic Society". National Geographic. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
  5. Nick Paumgarten. "The Names". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
  6. Shaunacy Ferro (2014-05-14). "New Museum Uses Algorithms To Visualize How 9/11 Still Shapes The World". FastCo Design.
  7. "Doing Data Differently: The Office for Creative Research". Medium. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  8. "The parts of our sum". The Office for Creative Research. Retrieved 2018-02-19.

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