Artist in the Archive
By Jer Thorp
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Join the Library of Congress’s Innovator-in-Residence Jer Thorp as he explores the 165 million items in the library’s collection and speaks with the librarians, archivist and technologists who try to make sense of it all.
||CleanEpisode 5: Capital L||In this episode, Jer sits down with the 14th Librarian of Congress, Dr. Carla Hayden, to talk about the future of the library, the experience of the people who visit, and the potentially revolutionary technologies that might bring the Library to more pe||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The LIVE Episode!||Recorded live in the Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, Episode 4 features interviews with Robert Casper, Adrienne Lundgren and Kathleen O’Neil. Data performance, poetic histories, eccentric 19th century artists, x-ray forensics and chaos||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Bureaucracy Episode!||In this episode Jer dives into what makes the Library of Congress tick. He’ll take you along on a tour of the acquisitions process, and he’ll speak to 45 year LOC veteran Beacher Wiggins about how the library and it’s operations have changed over||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: And the Territory||This week, Jer speaks with geographer/mathematician/curator/topologist John Hessler about what it might mean to map the Library’s holdings. We’ll also learn about how a left-handed draftsmanship contest changed veterans lives after the civil war, an||12/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: In the House of Avram||In this episode, Jer speaks with Kate Zwaard, Chief of National Digital Initiatives, to find out more about the history of the Library’s digital records and the future of the institution as a cultural hub and digital steward. We also find out about Rh||12/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Fascinating and full of discoveries
This is a podcast for any curious individual interested in discovery of insights from the depths of the world’s largest library.
I started listening to the Bureacracy episode, and I coulld not stop listening, even though it was long...I'm so hooked, and can't wait to listen to more episodes.