Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Jer Thorp doesn't know it, but he's my new "best friend".
By putting data into a human context, everything changes... enter empathy and compassion. If you humanize data, it tells a story.

Jer Thorp says:
“These are all things that I just do for fun. It might seem weird…I’m building tools for myself. I might share them with a few other people, but they’re for fun. They’re for me.”

He has tremendous passion for his topic of interest. Passion that has him spending hours building tools "just for fun" and just for himself... maybe to share, maybe not. Passion-fueled learning is a powerful, beautiful thing. We learn best by engaging in what fascinates us, and seeing what we can do with it.

1 comment:

  1. How can he think of this, amazing :-) and he's so nice and cute!