Big Bang Data

Fundación Telefónica

Latin America Tour: Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Mexico

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.

Is data the new oil, a potentially boundless source of wealth? Is it the ammunition for arms of mass surveillance? Or should it be primarily an opportunity, an instrument for knowledge, prevention, efficiency and transparency, a tool to help construct a more transparent, participatory democracy?

Credits

Original idea
Olga Subirós

Curators
Olga Subirós
José Luis de Vicente

Exhibition design
Olga Subirós Studio

Graphic design
David Torrents

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