The Fluxus Weekly Digest: October 6–12
do you know that the digitalization of a single human being would take something like 2000 Titanics filled with hard drives? I didn’t know that until I listened to a TED Talk by the italian scientist Riccardo Sabatini. Talking about big data, I understood this: they don’t mean anything until you decide how to read them. That’s when a bunch of data becomes an information. When they’re scattered incoherently they don’t mean a thing but when you find a way to use them, that’s when the magic happens.
I also discovered the work of the italian architect giorgia lupi (now based in New York). She has a different approach to big data: her interpretation uses drawings and sketches to create their narration. Sort of.
Big data are actually something I’m paying attention to, even if I don’t know/understand much about.
What do they have in common with comics/drawings/cartoons and so on? I think that they both share the same property: to translate complex things/feelings/emotions into simple objects. A sketch could tell properly a complex concept, such as big data visualization does.
And now, let’s go straight to the cartoons!