Workshop: Processing & Data Visualization
Sunday, May 12, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Processing is an ideal tool for exploring and visualizing data, as well as producing rapid data prototypes. In this workshop, we’ll use the NYTimes, Twitter & HuffPo Polling APIs as working examples to learn techniques and processes useful when working with large amounts of information. We’ll create and publish unique visualizations and will demonstrate how to apply concepts learned to other data sources. Participants should have a working knowledge of Processing.
Classes are limited to 10 students, keeping the vibe conversational and casual.
Price includes lunch and after-workshop beers. Screen-casts of all working examples and source code will be provided to attendees after the workshop.
Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. Coming from a background in genetics, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science, data, art, and culture. Recently, his work has been featured by The Guardian, Scientific American, The New Yorker, and Popular Science.
Thorp’s award-winning software-based work has been exhibited in Europe, Asia, North America, South America, including in the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.
Jer is an adjunct Professor in New York University’s ITP program, and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation. He is a co-founder of The Office For Creative Research, a multi-disciplinary research group exploring new modes of engagement with data. From 2010 – 2012, Jer was the Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times.
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The Office For Creative Research
The Office for Creative Research is a multidisciplinary research group exploring new modes of engagement with data, through unique practices that borrow from both the arts and sciences. OCR clients are research partners, helping to pose, refine and ultimately solve difficult problems with data.