Big Bang Data

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The #BigBangData exhibition at the Somerset House offered a perfect opportunity for my Yr2 Media & Communications, Media & Creative Writing students to see those issues we have been discussing in the module ‘Digital Futures’ (such as cloud computing, surveillance, privacy, Internet of Things, data visualisation, open data, big data) from different perspectives. Well-made documentaries, interactive installations, photographic works, web installations or web services were exhibited at the Somerset House.

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While I was particularly impressed by the work ‘Face to Facebook‘ of Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico (based on a mock dating website http://lovely-faces.com/), our students were particularly interested in other installations such as the London Situation Room or Ellie Harrison’s Vending Machine.

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A fieldtrip like this (accompanying by a visit to the Open Data Institute in the morning) definitely was a great addition to our curriculum.

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