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Big Bang Data

London / Somerset House

Already seen by over 125,000 visitors on its journey through the CCCB, Fundación Telefónica Madrid and Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires, the exhibition Big Bang Data is now being presented at Somerset House in London. This edition will be featuring new works, some commissioned especially for the occasion, produced by diverse international artists such as James Bridle. All of them aim to examine how data have become a fundamental pillar of our time.

Big Bang Data is a project curated by Olga Subirós and Jose Luis de Vicente that explores the recent phenomenon of the data explosion in which we are now immersed. The last five years have seen a widespread awareness among academic and scientific sectors, government administrations, business and culture that generating, processing and interpreting data is radically changing our society.

It is now practically normal to own devices that facilitate communications and change consumer patterns, but which are also continually producing data. What Big Bang Data highlights is the growing ease of storing and processing datacreating patterns of consumption and behaviour. Today, it is impossible to separate decision-making from this fact.

Taking part in the project are creators such as Christopher BakerChris JordanIngo GuntherErik KesselsDavid BowenAaron KoblinEric FischerNear Future Laboratory and Bestiario, as well as researchers, activists, designers, educators, analysts, cartographers, engineers, economists, architects, communicators, programmer, journalists and many more.

Plus, London-based designer, creator and researcher Timo Arnall has created a surprising installation specially for the exhibition, showing us the more architectural and material aspects of data centres, large-scale infrastructures that store millions and millions of data. Take a virtual visit to this installation by watching this film of just over a minute. 

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