From Reduction to Revelation: Radical Methods for Data Visualization
In this talk, Jer will share work that he has done over the last ten years to push the limits of what we expect from data visualization. From interactive interfaces to permanent public sculpture and performance, he'll show how engaging with unconventional methods can improve how we understand and communicate data.
Jer Thorp is an artist, writer and teacher living in New York City. He is best known for designing the algorithm to place the nearly 3,000 names on the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan.Jer was the New York Times' first Data Artist in Residence, is a National Geographic Explorer, and in 2017 and 2018 served as the Innovator in Residence at the Library of Congress. Jer is one of the world's foremost data artists, and is a leading voice for the ethical use of big data.
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