Exhibitions Big Bang Data
Exhibitions Big Bang Data

Is data the new oil, a source of potentially limitless wealth? The ammunition loading the weapons of mass surveillance? Or must data be, above all, an opportunity, a tool for knowledge, prevention, efficiency and transparency, an instrument to build a more transparent and participatory democracy?

Espacio Fundación Telefónica
C/ Fuencarral, 3, Madrid
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14
Mar 2015
24
May 2015
L M X J V S D
10:00 - 20:00

Is data the new oil, a source of potentially limitless wealth? The ammunition loading the weapons of mass surveillance? Or must data be, above all, an opportunity, a tool for knowledge, prevention, efficiency and transparency, an instrument to build a more transparent and participatory democracy?

We all generate data, from our mobile devices, through sensors, social networks, digital photos, videos, records of purchases and GPS signals. The novelty is that it is becoming ever easier to store and process this enormous amount of data which detects patterns (of transactions, behaviour, consumption, voting, investments etc.).

In the digital era Data Centres are set up as the new internet cathedrals  while at the same time rapidly changing the whole process of decision-making at all levels. For example, what does this data tell us about a city such as Madrid?

Big Bang Data is a Project which explores the phenomenon of the data explosion which surrounds us. Over the last five years a broad awareness has developed among academics, scientists, governments, business and cultures that generate, process and above all, interpret data with the technology we are developing which can radically change our society.

The exhibition is co-produced by Fundación Telefónica and CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona) and curated by Olga Subirós and José Luis de Vicente. Artists taking part include Christopher Baker, Chris Jordan, Ingo Gunther, Erik Kessels, David Bowen, Aaron Koblin, Eric Fischer, Near Future Laboratory and Bestiario. Researchers, activists, designers, educators, analysts, cartographers, engineers, economists, architects, spokespersons, programmers and journalists, all offering different approaches to the phenomenon of Big Data.

Curators

Olga Subirós. Architect, strategic communicator, creative director in conceptualisation projects and design of exhibitions, installations, scenic art, museums and cultural institutions. Her projects always seek input from the public which is placed at the centre of her work, introducing new and unexpected experiences in transmedia environments. In 2006 she founded Program Collective with Mona Kim (Paris), Todd Palmer (Chicago), and Simon Taylor (London), a multi-disciplinary studio which operates throughout the world in the fields of architecture, art, design, conferences and cultural analysis. Highlights of its latest output include: designing the exhibition “Ferran Adrià & el Bulli” (Barcelona-London-Boston, 2012-2014); “Global Screen” (CCCB (Centre de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona) and San Telmo Museo in San Sebastian-Donostia, 2012; design of the “Are you Ready for TV?”  exhibition (MACBA, 2011); the installation design for Dora Garcia (Spanish Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale, 2011) and the set design for the television programme “Die Klau Mich Show” with the artist Dora García (Documenta (13), Kassel 2012). She participates in the Masters in New Exhibition Formats at Elisava (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and the Masters in Design and Creation of Spaces (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya).

José Luis de Vicente. Journalist, curator specialising in digital culture, art and technology. He is currently developing various research programmes such as “Visualizar” (Medialab Prado, Madrid). He is the curator of FutureEverything Festival (Manchester). He is a founding member of Zzzinc, a specialised consultancy for innovation in cultural institutions. He has curated numerous symposia and exhibitions in the fields of art and technology. “Machines and Souls” (2008, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia), “Arcadia” and “Habitar” (2009, 2010 Laboral Centro de Arte), “Invisible Fields” (2011, Arts Santa Mònica) and “Playtime: Game Mythologies” (2012, Maison d’Ailleurs).

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In accordance with Organic Law 15/1999, of 13 December 1999, on the Protection of Personal Data, you are informed that the data collected by this form will be added to an automated personal database owned by Fundación Telefónica, S.A. This automated database has been duly registered with the Spanish Data Protection Agency with the purpose of “Users registered for sharing information and content via the website and portals of Fundación Telefónica, or any other medium, in order to enhance learning and increase knowledge, connecting people and institutions to contribute to the development of the individuals and communities who will constitute the society of the future.” Fundación Telefónica, with registered address at Gran Vía 28, 28013 Madrid, as the owner of the database, guarantees that users may exercise their right to access, rectify, cancel or oppose the use of these data by sending a letter accompanied by a copy of their identity document to Fundación Telefónica at the abovementioned address. By providing the requested information, users expressly consent to the inclusion of their data in the Fundación Telefónica database in accordance with the purposes described above. The user will be held solely liable in the event that forms are completed with false, inaccurate, incomplete or outdated information.