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Big Bang Data

Mexico City / Centro de Cultura Digital

With over 280.000 visitors after its journey through the CCCB, Fundación Telefónica Madrid, Somerset House, ArtScience Museum and Espacio Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile and Lima, the exhibition Big Bang Data is now being presented at the Centro de Cultural Digital in Mexico City.

We all generate data from our mobile phones, through sensors, social networks, digital photos and videos, records of purchasing transactions as well as GPS signals. The novelty lies in that it is getting every time easier to store and process this vast amount of data and detect patterns (of incidents, behavior, consumerism, voting, investment, etc.).

Big Bang Data is a project that explores the phenomenon of data explosion in which we are immersed. Since five years, there is a broad awareness among academics, scientists, governments, the business and cultural sector, that generate, process and above all, interpret data with new developed technologies and that can radically change our society.

The exhibition is co-produced by the Foundation Telefónica and the CCCB and is curated by Olga Subirós and José Luis de Vicente. In this adaptation in the space of the Foundation Telefónica in Lima, artists like Timo ArnallAaron KoblinIngo GhunterBrendan Dawes and Erik Kessels will be involved.

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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