Jer Thorp, Hope/Crisis - NYT Word Frequency, 1981 - 2010
  • Jer Thorp, Hope/Crisis - NYT Word Frequency, 1981 - 2010
  • Jer Thorp, Hope/Crisis - NYT Word Frequency, 1981 - 2010 (Detail)
  • Jer Thorp, Hope/Crisis - NYT Word Frequency, 1981 - 2010
 

About the artist

Jer Thorp (CA) is a generative software artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. A former geneticist, his work explores the boundaries between science, mathematics, and art using custom-written computer programs.

Thorp is currently Data Artist-in-Residence at The New York Times, the first Artist-in-Residence at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) of NYU, and a contributing editor for Wired UK. His award-winning software-based work has been exhibited internationally. Blprnt.com, Thorp’s collection of organic Flash experiments and generative artworks, has been featured in numerous art and design publications.

Production

This artwork was silk screened by the artist using only acid-free materials at Bushwick Print Lab.

See our policy page for complete information on packing and shipping procedures.

Related

The launch of this first set of editions through Random Number Multiples is accompanied by You vs. the View, a one-night exhibition of works by Jer Thorp and Marius Watz.

Jer Thorp

 

JER THORP
Hope/Crisis – NYT Word Frequency, 1981 – 2010 (2011)

Edition50
Size16 (h) x 20 (w) in.
Process2-color silk screen
PaperFrench Smart White 80C
Border1 in. on all sides

In startlingly clear terms, this two-color screen print visualizes the frequency of occurrence of the words ‘hope’ (blue) and ‘crisis’ (graphite) in The New York Times over a twenty year period. Thorp’s word selection presents a snapshot of recent news stories, laying out the interconnected and complex narrative of world affairs in the form of a timepiece graph.

This image is related to RGB – NYT Word Frequency, 1981 – 2010.

SOLD OUT