TEDxVancouver – Jer Thorp – The Weight of 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 and art. Recently, his work has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, Scientific American, The New Yorker, and the CBC. Thorp’s award-winning software-based work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, and Australia and all over the web. Most recently, he has presented at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Art, at Eyebeam in New York City, and at IBM’s Center for Social Software in Cambridge. He is currently Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times, and is an adjunct Professor in New York University’s ITP program. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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6 Responses to “TEDxVancouver – Jer Thorp – The Weight of Data”

  1. Cr00nger says:

    What the hell? is this sorcery?! I want to learn it.

  2. thiakx says:

    well, depending on how much you are willing to code, there are plenty of open source libraries around for visualizing data: flash library FLARE, D3.js, protovis, R? programming,Prefuse, Prefuse Flare, Impure, Mondrian, Processing.js, Python etc

  3. newwildlife says:

    Where can I find? any GNU or other Open Source software that provide data visualization?

  4. wwwpaulobueno says:

    To me, the word? is “Hello Big Brother!”…

  5. sfcawritersvids says:

    poet sfcawriter humanizes data and politics daily and really appreciates? this video

  6. jerblprnt says:

    I know… I know! It’s funny – I knew I made that mistake immediately after it left my mouth. Profuse apologies to both paleontologists and? archeologists everywhere.