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Big Bang Data

Madrid / Fundación Telefónica

After its opening at the CCCB, Big Bang Data now starts its run at its other venue, Fundación Telefónica.

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 Gunther, Erik KesselsDavid BowenAaron KoblinEric FischerNear Future Laboratoryand 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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