Today I’ve attended the Big Bang Data exposition organised by the CCCB and while the name can be a bit misleading, it has nothing to do with physics or the Big Bang Theory TV series – although I wouldn’t have minded having a picture with Penny 🙂 – but rather with the vast amounts of data we generate and consume in our daily life.
The exposition is also in English aside from Spanish and Catalan, as Barcelona is quickly moving forward to become a true metropolis so I was able to fully enjoy it. The amount of data we generate is truly astonishing, sometimes just by being in a place, for example, one of the sponsors, Telefonica, showed a map of Barcelona that highlights where foreigners from a specific country hang out based on their roaming signals.
Ever wondered how does a day worth of Flickr pictures look like if they’re printed and piled together? Well, here you go:
Or if you want to look at and old floppy disk – if you’re born in the 90s, it’s the symbol on the save button – and remember the good ol’ days when you played Prince of Persia, the expo is a good place to go.
Definitely a recommendation for any data nerd 🙂