Big Data / Changing Place
27 November 2012 to 28 May 2013 | 8.30am – 5pm, Monday to Saturday | Te Ahumairangi, Wellington
Big Data as a super-sense: A LiDAR tour of Thorndon. Video by Terralink. Audio "Somewhere Between Night And Sky" by Antony Milton. Audio and Video made available under a BY-NC-SA Creative Commons Licence.
What is Big Data?
Big Data is the new National Library's inaugural programme of exhibitions, seminars, and workshops. Humanity has developed powerful tools to sense and depict our planet – the creation and use of data. How do we use these tools to find sustainability? In the era of big data and rapid change, where are the places and sites that hold personal and community meaning?
The consistency of change
- Fly through Thorndon's past, present, and future
- See the world through new eyes - and things that are more than eyes
- Explore the technologies that are changing how we live, from the electronic to the galactic
- Blur your digital and physical self and learn how far you stretch out into the world
Our place and ourselves
Come and visit an interactive landscape; a model of a human head built from algorithms; a 19th-century painting of Pipitea Pā; an artificial muscle – these are all pieces and products of Big Data.
Curated by data visualisation pioneer Richard Simpson, Big Data also looks at how Māori and Pākehā discovered and settled the place the Library now sits, and how it has changed since.
See how data gathering and presentation tools create a 3D visualisation of Pipitea/Thorndon, and explore the possible future of this place. Go huge – or tiny – with galactic and nano-scale images.
Richard Simpson: streams, places and big data
Programme curator Richard Simpson spoke to Kim Hill about Big Data / Changing Place. Have a listen.