Jer Thorp: Near/Far
In this session, Jer will share a variety of new work that explores the concept and experience of location. He'll show new projects that engage with local, personal data, as well as visualizations of systems of astronomical size. He'll 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.
Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. Coming from a background in genetics, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science, data, art, and culture. Thorp’s award-winning software-based work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North America and South America. Recently he has collaborated with NASA, visualized 138 years of Popular Science, and has had work exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan. Thorp is currently the Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times R&D Group and Adjunct Professor at New York University’s ITP program. He has over a decade of teaching experience, in Langara College’s Electronic Media Design Program, at the Vancouver Film School, and as an artist-in-residence at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.