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Big Bang Data

Big Bang Data opens a new CCCB Beta exhibitions that bring an integrative approach to the culture of the 21st century and the far-reaching transformations of the digital age.

Big Bang Data explores the phenomenon of the information explosion we are currently experiencing.The last five years have seen the emergence of a generalized awareness among academic and scientific sectors, government agencies, businesses and culture that generating, processing and above all interpreting data is radically transforming our society.

We all generate data, with our mobile phones, sensors, social networks, digital photographs and videos, purchase transactions and GPS signals. What is new is that it is increasingly easy to store and process these vast quantities of data that detect patterns (of incidents, behaviour, consumption, voting, investment, etc.). This fact is very quickly and completely changing the way decisions are made at all levels.

Taking part in the project are creators such as Christopher BakerChris JordanIngo Gunther , Erik Kessels, David BowenAaron KoblinEric FischerNear Future LaboratoryBestiario, along with investigators, activists, designers, educators, analysts, cartographers, engineers, economists, architects, communicators, programmers, journalists and many others.

In Big Bang Data the expository space will also be a platform for meeting and debating this highly topical theme, with workshops, hackathons, education programmes and meetups for local and international communities, which complete and stimulate reflection. 

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