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TEDxVancouver

Jer Thorp: Make data more human

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Jer Thorp creates beautiful data visualizations to put abstract data into a human context. At TEDxVancouver, he shares his moving projects, from graphing an entire year’s news cycle, to mapping the way people share articles across the internet. (Filmed at TEDxVancouver.)

- Data artist
Jer Thorp’s work focuses on adding meaning and narrative to huge amounts of data as a way to help people take control of the information that surrounds them. Full bio


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About the speaker:

Jer Thorp - Data artist
Jer Thorp’s work focuses on adding meaning and narrative to huge amounts of data as a way to help people take control of the information that surrounds them.

Why you should listen

Currently the data artist in residence at the New York Times, Jer’s software-based art has been featured all over the world. His former career as a data artist explains why his art often brings big data sets to life and is deeply influenced by science. Originally from Vancouver, he lives in New York City, where, along with his work at the New York Times, he teaches in NYU’s ITP program.

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Jer Thorp | Speaker | TED.com