Data deluge

08 : 12 : 2015 Big Bang Data : Digital : Data

London – The Big Bang Data exhibition examines moments in history that have given rise to today’s data-driven society.

  • Aims to expose hidden truths about the big data explosion
  • Artists including Ryoji Ikeda, James Bridle and Eva and Franco Mattes explore the datafication of our world
The ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House, London The ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House, London
The ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House, London The ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House, London
The ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House, London The ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House, London
The ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House, London The ‘Big Bang Data’ exhibition at Somerset House, London

The amount of data we produce is growing exponentially and radically transforming our lives. The Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House examines the implications behind this rapid growth and urges people to consider its positive and negative effects in a range of contexts and applications.

Black Shoals: Dark Matter by Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway features a planetarium-stye projection of live trading data from stock markets across the globe. Companies are represented as stars, which vary in brightness and slowly drift to visualise their performance and the flow of trade, creating an immersive, contemplative space.

The Netstalgic branding of the exhibition references visual cues from the early days of the internet, as first explored in LS:N Global’s design direction Digital Surrealism in 2012.

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