03 Dec 2015 — 20 Mar 2016 - Now Closed

Big Bang Data was a major exhibition at Somerset House where artists, designers and innovators explored how data is transforming our world.

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Read: Why 'Big Bang Data'? An introduction to the exhibition

Cloud Quotes

'A great exhibition for the whole family' - Front Row, BBC Radio 4


Watch: I Know Where Your Cat Lives: National Giveaway

Dear Data

Watch: Dear Data: An Animated Insight

Florence Nightingale via biography.com

Read: Top 5 Pioneering Female Artists and Designers in Big Bang Data

FixMyStreet, mySociety

Read: Q&A with mySociety - how do you use data for the common good?

Signal Noise workshop, Data Studio at Big Bang Data

Embarrassing photos, Snowdon & journey apps. An interactive experiment with Signal Noise

Vending Machine, 2009 © Ellie Harrison

Event: BBD Utopia/Dystopia: Ellie Harrison, Artist Talk

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Listen: Who controls our data? Usman Haque debates the implications of the data explosion

Stranger Visions (2012-2013) by Heather Dewey-Hagborg - Big Bang Data at Somerset House

See: Big Bang Data - Top Picks

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Read: Top 5 Facts about selfies in London

We Need Us, Cell Slider © Julie Freeman

Read: Using Data as an Art Material in We Need Us


Read: Nicholas Felton Q&A


Read: Just Like A Prayer...

Black shoals still

Watch: Black Shoals Teaser

Top 5 Facts about selfies in London

How can data improve our health?

Morag Myerscough Studio

Watch: Morag Myerscough on Data and Design

Cinema Redux by Brendan Dawes

Read: Artist Brendan Dawes selects his top 5 sources of inspiration