Introduce yourself!


Hi everyone!

This is a thread where you can post a short introduction. Who are you? Where do you live? What brought you here?

I’ll get started:

My name is Jer Thorp. I’m an artist and a writer and a teacher from Brooklyn, by way of Vancouver. I dreamt up the idea of the Map Room while I was working on an artist residency in St. Louis at COCA, and with many collaborators managed to bring it to life in the spring of 2017.

I’m here because I’m really excited to help out other groups who are looking to build Map Room branches, and I’m very much looking forward to seeing how the project grows and changes.

You can get in touch with me here, or by email:



Hi Jer.

I’m glad to be here (after some difficulty signing up!). Thanks for creating this forum for the Map Roomists of the world. Looks like we have more than one underway here in Atlanta, Georgia.

If others are interested in hearing about our experience developing these, they can reach me at

-Yanni (Program in Digital Media, Georgia Tech)