Hey yo … super cool guest today on Data Stories. We have data artist Jer Thorp for a whole episode on Data Art and Visualization. We managed to catch him before he leaves for a deep dive in a submarine next week.
Jer is former artist in residence at New York Times R&D Labs and now he is the co-founder of the Office For Creative Research, a studio/lab that mixes science and art. Among many other things he is the creator of the algorithm and software tool “to aid in the placement of the nearly 3,000 names on the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan” and Cascade, a tool to visualize “the sharing activity of New York Times content over social networks.”
In this episode we talk about his past and new projects, teaching art and vis and the many intersections between art and science.
[Big thanks to Nathan Griffiths for audio-editing the episode!]
- The IEEE VIS’14 Art Program (that’s going to be in Paris)
- NYU ITP Data Art Course
- Cascade (vis of NYT sharing activity)
- Shakespeare Machine (earstudio | video on vimeo)
- Jer’s HBR article on “Visualization as Process, Not Output“
- Collection of vis development process images from OCR
- Example of Data Performance: Thousands of Exhausted Things (OCResearch and The Elevator Repair Service)
- Hans Rosling’s TED Talk “The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen“
- Eyeo Festival