Jer Thorp

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Jer Thorp is an artist and educator whose digital, software-based art practice explores the boundaries between science and art, bringing new life to data visualization and understanding. Thorp has taken a variety of large data sets and turned them into beautiful artistic visual representations that add tremendous insight to big data processes. Worldwide, Thorp has collaborated with others on large data, software and visualization projects as a colleague, teacher and leader. Thorp recently formed the Office for Creative Research, a multidisciplinary research group exploring new modes of engagement with data, through unique practices that borrow from both the arts and sciences.
  • Faculty 2012 Science Fellows
  • Speaker PopTech 2012
  • Faculty 2012 Social Innovation Fellows
  • Fellow 2013 Bellagio/PopTech Fellows
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2013 Bellagio/PopTech Fellows Announced

2013 Bellagio/PopTech Fellows Announced

This August in Bellagio, Italy, the Rockefeller Foundation and PopTech are bringing together a group of select Fellows to participate in the inaugural offering of a unique collaborative incubator focused on topics relevant to the lives of poor and vulnerable populations.

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Will art help us harness big data better than we handled big oil?

Will art help us harness big data better than we handled big oil?

Big data could be the new big oil. That’s the good news — or the bad news, depending on how we manage this vast resource.

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New speakers added to PopTech Camden lineup!

New speakers added to PopTech Camden lineup!

PopTech is thrilled to announce a new round of speakers added to this year’s convening in Camden, Maine. New presenters include a civil rights leader and public health advocate, an epidemiologist who studies how traumatic events alter population health, and a former bank-thief-turned-neuroscientist who has shown how to project patients’ thoughts onto a screen in front of their eyes by implanting electrodes deep inside their brains.Read more »