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The Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture, partnered with the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, the Michigan Tech Vice President’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, the Portage Lake District Library, and the Michigan Humanities Council is presenting "Lives in Transition," a virtual speaker series in February and March. Jer Thorp will speak on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 pm via Zoom Webinar.
What is it like to live in data? To be a human in a world where every action is instrumented, where our jobs and our families and our love lives are increasingly quantified? In this session, Jer Thorp, National Geographic Explorer and former data artist in residence at The New York Times, will share a series of projects by The Office for Creative Research which examine the fast-changing relationship between data and culture. From visualizations to performances and public art, Jer will explore ways in which we can bring data closer to humans, and propose ways that we can all work to make a more livable data world.
Jennifer Slack, Director of IPEC, will host a discussion and Q&A with Thorp after his presentation.
Learn more about Jer Thorp here: Jer Thorp
Learn more about the Lives in Transition virtual series here: IPEC website
Register for the webinar here: Zoom Webinar
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