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Algorithms, Art and Authorship

Join Hacks/Hackers NYC at 7 p.m. on Jan. 24 when artist and educator Jer Thorp brings us on an exploration of algorithms as computational tools and creative instruments.

Every day, we are assisted, persuaded, and influenced by the algorithm. In this presentation, Jer will discuss the use of algorithms as both computational tools and as creative instruments. He'll go into detail a number of projects involving diverse data sets, including the 770,000 words in the Shakespeare folios, text from nightly news broadcasts, and sales records for refrigerators. He'll also talk about his role in the design of the 9/11 memorial in Manhattan, and show projects from the NYTimes Research & Development group, where he was Data Artist in Residence from 2010 to 2012.

To attend Algorithms, Art and Authorship, RSVP today ($10, payable in advance) to Hacks/Hackers NYC.


7 p.m.: Doors, beer & pizza courtesy of, and socializing

~8 p.m.: Presentation by Jer Thorp followed by Q&A

~9 p.m.: Additional networking and socializing


Refund policy: Cancel at least 24 hours before the event (that is, no later than 7 p.m. Jan. 23) to receive a full refund. We cannot issue refunds after that.


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  • Jen W.

    Sounds amazing, can't wait!

    April 2, 2013

  • Suzy P.


    January 24, 2013

  • Michael T.

    Just great. Always good to see what Jer Thorp is doing - and I liked how Jer kept it relevant to the future of journalism. Kudos to the whole H&H team for having Jer come out, and to Chrys for a nice introduction of Jer.

    January 24, 2013

  • Brendan S.

    Great, supremely interesting talk!

    January 24, 2013

  • G-D

    Find, meet and network tonight w/ Beth, Al, Jacqui, Chrys and many others at the meetup.

    We built an easy-to browse/search page for/with all attendees:

    Happy networking! 

    1 · January 24, 2013

    • Jonathan D.

      That site has incorrect info about me and I have no idea wheres its getting it from. What is UTP productions LLC, and how do I own it?

      January 24, 2013

    • G-D

      We aggregate from Meetup & Eventbrite, and social networks. Sometimes, we get things wrong! We will correct! Let us know what we should correct!

      January 24, 2013

  • Jonathan D.

    If anyone wants my ticket, feel free to take it, I can't attend :(

    January 24, 2013

    • Jonathan D.

      Or maybe I just change my RSVP status, and meetup handles letting people in from the waiting list yeah? Lets try that. Sorry bout the confusion, I was trying to save someone $10 but instead made stuff complicated.

      January 24, 2013

    • Danielle S.

      Got an email from Gabriele Rossi, so he gets mine. I'll hush now.

      January 24, 2013

  • Scott S.

    Can someone video record and post ? - (even a cell phone pls !)

    January 24, 2013

  • Sherrie De L.

    I guess the best I can hope for now is a livestream...?

    January 14, 2013

    • Aidan F.

      yeah, any chance of a recording?

      January 23, 2013

    • Chrys W.

      Sorry, we won't be able to livestream the event.

      January 23, 2013

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Additional notes: Refund policy: Cancel at least 24 hours before the event (that is, no later than 7 p.m. Jan. 23) to receive a full refund. We cannot issue refunds after that.

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