yesterday I had the pleasure to visit the exhibition “Big Bang Data” at CCCB Barcelona, a very accurate analysis through this new amazing and emerging science, direct consequence of the data masification during the last 15 years and the real need to be technically processed and visualized. Data mining, data visualization, data analysis, etc, are some of the disciplines which are part of this new scientific revolution, that day after day is being driven, either by the always dark powers like industries or governments but thanks God also by the citizens, whose goal is to make information more transparent and improve others lifes hearing their needs and feelings that flow through the social networks, all kind of devices and the Internet of things, etc.
“Big Bang Data explores the phenomenon of the information explosion we are currently experiencing.The last five years have seen the emergence of a generalized awareness among academic and scientific sectors, government agencies, businesses and culture that generating, processing and above all interpreting data is radically transforming our society.
We all generate data, with our mobile phones, sensors, social networks, digital photographs and videos, purchase transactions and GPS signals. What is new is that it is increasingly easy to store and process these vast quantities of data that detect patterns (of incidents, behaviour, consumption, voting, investment, etc.). This fact is very quickly and completely changing the way decisions are made at all levels.
Taking part in the project are creators such as Christopher Baker, Chris Jordan, Ingo Gunther , Erik Kessels, David Bowen, Aaron Koblin, Eric Fischer, Near Future Laboratory, Bestiario, along with investigators, activists, designers, educators, analysts, cartographers, engineers, economists, architects, communicators, programmers, journalists and many others.”
In the picture you can see physically represented all the photographs uploaded to FLIKR during just one day.
If you’re hunging around Barcelona, without no doubt, this exhibition is a must.