Data Powers
March 2020

Knowledge is power, but data is something more than that. Data are the quanta of knowledge, the basic components of science, the foundations of theories and the biometrics that allow us new means of self-knowledge and medical intervention. If the universe is information, if the human brain represents the universe as information (as two theories run), then data form the building blocks of all we know, and all that may exist within and without ourselves. Identity, on the genetic level, is data, at least as far as the nature side of the nature/nurture equation runs. But data, now, is also a commodity. Perhaps the principle commodity driving the techno-economic present. And like all economic systems, like all power, it lends itself to abuse. The age of information has degraded into the age of data, and how we navigate it now has vast implications for the future, its risks and possibilities.

Data Dance

by Sara Krugman Zubin Pastakia
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Geosynchronous

by Toby Smith
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Visualizing Crossing Fibers

by Sjoerd Vos
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The Perfect 46

by Brett Ryan Bonowicz
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Human Development: Day 6 to 14

by Gist Croft
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In Glass Houses

by Ariana Gerstein
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Interstellar Matter

by Joshua Peek
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32-rbit

by Victor Orozco
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Parallel Play: Visualization and Sonification of Brain Activity in Real Time

by Dan Lloyd
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Desire Line

by Ruini Shi
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Astroturf

by James Uren
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Buffer Zone Blues

by Franz Milec
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Bradley Manning Had Secrets

by Adam Butcher
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Structures of Nature

by Martin Gerigk
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Farming for the Future

by Kieran Moreira
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The Nine Billion Names Of God

by Dominique FILHOL
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Malfunction

by Matteo Zamagni
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Encoded/Exploded

by David Sherman
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Two Songs for a Changeling Earth

by Grayson Cooke
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Meridian Plain

by Laura Kraning
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The Super Recogniser

by Jennifer Sheridan
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Digits of Pi

by Tom Bessoir Joshua Pines
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Bodies for a Global Brain

by Eben Portnoy
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Mitochondria

by Alexey Kashpersky
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I'm Not Sure

by Gabriel Hensche
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Loathing...

by Franz Milec
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The Next Rembrandt

by Juliette Stevens
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J-PLUS, 12 Windows to the Universe

by Javier Diez
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The Thing I Left Behind

by Chiara Sgatti
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I.R.I.S.

by Franie-Éléonore Bernier
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