D-CENT @Somerset house: Big Bang Data exhibition

D-CENT is showcased at the Big Bang Data exhibition, Somerset House, London. The exhibition explores datafication through the work of artists, designers, journalists and visionaries. Through a data visualization by D-CENT partner Eurecat (Barcelona Media), we try to better understand how discussion build Collective Intelligence.

As the data explosion accelerates, Big Bang Data asks if we really understand our relationship with data, and explores the meaning and implications of data for our future. Read more about the artists.

photo: Kaisa Eskola

At the D-CENT stand, visitors can find basic information about our principles and our tools. We also explore big data’s impact on politics. We offer an interactive and explorative web visualization of a proposal from Decide Madrid, an open consultation and direct democracy platform launched by the City Council of Madrid.

photo: Kaisa Eskola

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Screenshot of the Decide Madrid visualization

Decide Madrid is a platform that enables citizens to propose, debate, prioritize and implement policies for the city. The visualization is a way to better understand  how discussion build Collective Intelligence. The network shows the discussion thread of a popular proposal in Decide Madrid to forbid bullfighting. Nodes are comments who are linked according to the structure of the thread. The size of each node indicates the number of votes of that comment and the color is based on the ratio positive/negative votes.

photo: Kaisa Eskola

Big Bang Data runs from 3 Dec 2015 — 20 Mar 2016

Open daily 10.00 – 18.00
£12.50/ £9.50 concessions

Read article from Creative Review:
Selfies, surveillance and infographics: Big Bang Data at Somerset House

photo: Kaisa Eskola

photo: Kaisa Eskola

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