Datafication. 21st century global information explosion. Sounds complicated? Not anymore! Having travelled from Barcelona to Madrid, Buenos Aires, London and Santiago, the Big Bang Data has finally arrived on our sunny shores! The Big Bang Data exhibition will be at Artscience Museum from 21 May to 16 October 2016.
Staged by the Arts Science Museum, the Big Bang Data exhibition seeks to explore the effects of global information explosion on society and culture. Simply put, a touch of humanity is given to the science of data through the works of artists, journalists, designers and even visionaries. What makes this exhibition so special is that it actually dives into Singapore’s unique relationship with data and examines the broad implications of data on the future of Singapore, as Singapore works towards their goal of becoming the world’s first Smart Nation- a nation excellent at harnessing and utililising data.
DID YOU KNOW: SINGAPOREANS SET A NEW RECORD FOR THE MOST NUMBER OF TWEETS DURING A ONE-DAY EVENT IN SINGAPORE AT THE NATIONAL DAY PARADE ON 9 AUGUST 2015 WITH OVER 230,000 TWEETS ABOUT #NDP2015.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors can expect fascinating works of art that would allow them to visualise data. Be prepared to be first greeted by the Data. Tron [WUXGA version] – a futuristic digital projection by the highly acclaimed Ryoji Ikeda. This captivating piece of work serves as an impactful start, throwing visitors right into the gigantic pool of data in the world. Other works include Lisa Jevbratt’s visualisation of the World Wide Web, an impressive photograph installation by Erik Kessels, and perhaps the most interesting one of all – Black Shoals; Dark matter by artists Lise Autogena and Joshua Portway – a real-time representation of global financial markets, directly induced by live trading data from the world’s stock exchanges. To add icing on the cake, there is even a large participatory installation at the end of the exhibition!
DID YOU KNOW: EVERY MINUTE, 204 MILLION EMAILS & 278,000 TWEETS ARE SENT, 1.8 MILLION FACEBOOK LIKES ARE GENERATED, AND 20,000 PHOTOS ARE UPLOADED ON FACEBOOK.
We create an insane amount of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day- equivalent to 57.5 billion 32GB iPads! From sending emails to liking a facebook post, to swiping a credit card, data is created. If you have ever wondered how or where these data are stored, how vulnerable are we to the data we create, and how data can empower Singaporeans in the future, be sure to take a trip down to the Big Bang Date exhibition! Click HERE for more pictures.
Time: Monday – Sunday 10:00am to 7:00pm (last entry at 6pm)
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