Data Drift exhibition
DATA DRIFT exhibition showcases works by some of the most influential data designers of our time, as well as by artists who use data as their artistic medium. How can we use the data medium to represent our complex societies, going beyond “most popular,” and “most liked”? How can we organize the data drifts that structure our lives to reveal meaning and beauty? How to use big data to “make strange,” so we can see past and present as unfamiliar and new? SPIN UNIT was invited to exhibit "A sense of place" to open the discussion on novel mapping techniques. Mapping the meta-morphology of the city can offer interesting insight into the daily and weekly rhythms of use of space as well as the meanings people attach to particular urban spaces. In such analysis, location-based data sets work as an invisible treasure of data and meta-data produced directly by the urban population, including visitors. This set of maps shows all geolocated Instagram picture shared in Turku during the period of one year.