BIG BANG DATA

About the Exhibition

Every day we produce data: through searches on Google, likes on Facebook, or photo uploads to Instagram. This flood of information is dramatically changing the way we interact with each other and with the world. Data is an opportunity and a powerful tool that can be used to resolve problems and to raise questions. But it also has its limitations.  

Experience data in a whole new light at ArtScience Museum's upcoming Big Bang Data exhibition. Through a series of thought-provoking data visualisation artworks by artists, designers, journalists and innovators, you'll gain new perspectives on the issues surrounding the rapid datafication of our world, and discover the ways in which our ever-expanding digital footprint is radically transforming our lives, our decisions, and the future of society itself.


BIG BANG DATA - An exhibition organised by ArtScience Museum, and coproduced by the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona - CCCB and Fundación Telefonica.
 
21 May to 16 October 2016

data.tron [WUXGA version], ©Ryoji Ikeda. Photo by Leon Dario Pelaez
Ryoji Ikeda, data.tron. Image Credit: © Liz Hingley
Exhibition Themes
Organised into eight chapters, Big Bang Data takes you on a journey of exploration though the intricate relationship that we share with data, as well as the meaning and implications of datafication for our future. Artworks on display range from large-scale immersive installations to historical artifacts and contemporary data visualisations. Take a look at a selection of these innovative pieces, created by some of the world's leading data visualisation artists.
 
Timo Arnall, Internet Machine. Image Credit: ©TIMO ARNALL
Lisa Jevbratt,1:1 (Every IP). Image Credit : ©LISA JEVBRATT
Aaron Koblin, Flight Patterns. Image Credit: ©GUNNAR KNECHTEL
Christopher Baker, Hello World!Or: How I Learned to Stop Listening and Enjoy the Noise. Image Credit : ©GUNNAR KNECHTEL
Owen Mundy, I Know Where Your Cat Lives. Image Credit: ©OWEN MUNDY
JONATHAN HARRIS, Data will Help Us. Image Credit: ©Jonathan Harris
FabLab BCN, Smart Citizen Kit. Image Credit : FABLABBCN - INSTITUT D’ ARQUITECTURA AVANÇADA DE CATALUNYA
Image Credit: MARINA BAY SANDS
Programmes

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR

Sun 2 & 9 Oct, 5pm-6pm 
Sun 16 Oct, 11.30am-12.30pm & 5pm-6pm
Venue: Exhibition Entrance, Basement 2 

Discover the significant and surprising ways data is dramatically changing the way we interact with each other and with the world. Join the guided tour for an insight into the opportunities and limitations of data as we explore what data means to us and our future.

Complimentary to ticket-holders of Big Bang Data. Up to 25 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration stickers will be given out five minutes before tour begins at exhibition entrance.

WE'RE EVERYWHERE, SOMEWHERE AND NOWHERE

Sat 8 Oct, 3pm
Venue: Expression Gallery, Level 4


What does the future of the Internet of Things hold for us? How does one navigate the digital quagmire and growing technological wilderness that is the Information Age? 

First presented in May, join us for the second part of Bani Haykal’s We’re Everywhere, Somewhere and Nowhere project that wraps around Big Bang Data, as he explores realities and implications of this seismic shift in his performance lecture.

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*Free admission


About the CCCB

The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona - CCCB is a space for the creation, investigation, divulgation and debate of contemporary culture where the visual arts, literature, philosophy, film, music and transmedia activities are interconnected in an interdisciplinary programme. The CCCB works in a network with international institutions and agents, and is linked at the same time to artists, creators’ groups, curators and independent cultural agents from the Barcelona area, supporting their proposals to participate in their creative capital and give them visibility.