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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. 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.
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He created an algorithm that sorts the names of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, and collaboared with Mark Hansen, Ben Rubin, and Local Projects to create an interactive timeline of the attacks. 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. He has also held several fellowships, including ones at National Geographic, the Library of Congress, and the New York Times.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Jer Thorp". NYU. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
- Lauren Drell. "This Man Makes Data Look Beautiful". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
- "Welcoming Jer Thorp as the Innovator-In-Residence". Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
- "Jer Thorp - National Geographic Society". National Geographic. Retrieved 2018-02-01.
- Nick Paumgarten. "The Names". The New Yorker. Retrieved 2018-02-05.
- Shaunacy Ferro (2014-05-14). "New Museum Uses Algorithms To Visualize How 9/11 Still Shapes The World". FastCo Design.
- "Doing Data Differently: The Office for Creative Research". Medium. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
- "The parts of our sum". The Office for Creative Research. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
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