D-CENT is showcased at the Big Bang Data exhibition, Somerset House, London. The exhibition explores datafication through the work of artists, designers, journalists and visionaries. Through a data visualization by D-CENT partner Eurecat (Barcelona Media), the aim is to try to better understand how discussion build Collective Intelligence.
As the data explosion accelerates, Big Bang Data asks if we really understand our relationship with data, and explores the meaning and implications of data for our future. Read more about the artists.
At the D-CENT stand, visitors can find basic information about D-CENT principles and tools. The stand also explores big data’s impact on politics. Visitors are offered an interactive and explorative web visualization of a proposal from Decide Madrid, an open consultation and direct democracy platform launched by the City Council of Madrid.
Screenshot of the Decide Madrid visualization
Decide Madrid is a platform that enables citizens to propose, debate, prioritize and implement policies for the city. The visualization is a way to better understand  how discussion build Collective Intelligence. The network shows the discussion thread of a popular proposal in Decide Madrid to forbid bullfighting. Nodes are comments who are linked according to the structure of the thread. The size of each node indicates the number of votes of that comment and the color is based on the ratio positive/negative votes.
Big Bang Data runs from 3 Dec 2015 — 28 Feb 2016
Open daily 10.00 – 18.00
£12.50/ £9.50 concessions
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D-CENT offers digital tools for social movements, civic innovators and civil society groups for direct democracy and economic empowerment. It’s an open, decentralised and non-commercial alternative for the non-profit sector to organize its activities. D-CENT project is funded by the EU. Forum Virium Helsinki is one of its partners, responsible of the Finnish piloting and dissemination. http://dcentproject.eu