9/11 and The Weight of Data

A session at Strata New York 2011

Thursday 22nd September, 2011

9:35am to 9:50am (EST)

Almost every piece of data is tethered to something in the real world. When we work with numbers, we are often able (and willing) to ignore the real world objects and systems that these numbers represent.

In this presentation, Jer Thorp will discuss his work with names—designing an arrangement algorithm for the 9/11 Memorial in Manhattan. He’ll walk through collaborative processes, admit to a series of failures and ultimately show how humans and software can combine to solve extraordinary problems.

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Jer Thorp

Jer Thorp is a software artist, writer, and educator living in Brooklyn. He is a co-founder of The Office for Creative Research & adjunct professor at ITP. bio from Twitter

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Time 9:35am9:50am EST

Date Thu 22nd September 2011


Sutton Parlors, New York Hilton

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