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Exhibition Big Band Data in London

Big Bang Data at Somerset House is now extended until 20 March.

Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data...

The exhibition Big Bang Data  makes ‘big data’ easier to conceptualize to the public explaining all positive and negative aspects of Internet, exploring the idea of clouds, mass surveillance, differents issues resulting from our connected and digital practices. The exhibition in a way demystify data. The exhibition, which is due to finish on the 20th March, helps explain the relationship we have with data and how it could look tomorrow if we don't protect our privacy...

Emails, selfies, shopping transactions, Google searches, dating profiles: every day we’re producing data in huge quantities. Our online activity, alongside that of businesses and governments, has led to a massive explosion – a ‘Big Bang’ – of data.

This radical shift in the volume, variety and speed of data being produced, combined with new techniques for storage, access, and analysis, is what defines the proliferation of data. It is radically reshaping our world and is set to revolutionize everything we do.

Data today gives us new ways of doing things: from scientific research to business strategy, politics to social interaction, our new data-driven society that has the potential to be more fair, stable, and efficient and yet it also created a tools for unprecedented mass surveillance and commoditization. Data access and usage rights, along with the value they comprise, are at the heart of many concerns.

Big Bang Data explores the issues surrounding the datafication of our world through the work of artists, designers, journalists and visionaries. As the data explosion accelerates, we ask if we really understand our relationship with data, and explore the meaning and implications of data for our future.

Open daily 10.00 – 18.00

Late night Thursdays & Fridays until 21.00
£12.50/ £9.50 concessions
Pratical informations

Video Trailer | Big Bang Data - Artists, designers and innovators show how the data explosion is transforming our world.

Listen to Usman Hague, founding partner of Umbrellium, discuss issues most bothering him about ‘big data’, and questions ‘who’ makes the decisions and the decision-making process in the data driven society that we find ourselves living in today.


Some artists exhibited 

Big Bang Data includes over 50 works by artists, designers and innovators. 

Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway introduce their artwork 'Black Shoals', remade for the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House.

Autogena and Portway have worked together since the early 90s, developing large scale performances, multimedia installations and site-specific works, usually in collaboration with organisations and experts across many areas of knowledge. Through the use of custom built technologies and visualisations of global realtime data, their work has explored how economic, geographic, technological and societal systems we create are impacting on our human experience and sense of self in the world.

Data visualisation duo Tekja talk about their work in the London Situation Room. 

Tekja are a data visualisation studio that aims to democratise data, to make complex information accessible and insightful to all. They create interactive and engaging digital experiences that reveal the stories and patterns hidden within data. From big datasets to real-time streams, they analyse and visualise data to unveil the beauty and meaning behind the interactions and pulses of the world we live.

Do not Track is a personalized documentary series about privacy and the web economy. Why is your personal data so important?

Every day, we generate an infinite amount of data. This data is combined, cross-checked, interpreted and sometimes used to set regulations. But what if you’re not the only one interested in your private life?


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