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David Levene

CODE_n

Site5.000 m2 Hall 16 at Hannover Fairgrounds during CeBit 2014
Program800 m2 Platform with Auditorium. 3.000 m2 Ink Jet Printed Textile Membrane
Date2014
LocationHannover, Germany
ClientGFT

Contemporary data-driven innovation is represented and visualised as a massive repository of human culture and activity, able to tackle and articulate the complexity, breadth and depth of the information available within virtual spaces. A 3.000 square meter, floor-to-ceiling terapixel graphic makes manifest the largesse of Big Data, the theme of this year's CODE_n. The designers imagine systems beyond human perception and use custom code to plot massive amounts of data on spectacular canvases.

Against this complex backdrop of Big Data, 21st century innovation is posited as a sequence of deeply connected ideas and intangible technologies that bolster the endeavours of 50 international startups from 17 countries, each hand selected by both CODE_n initiators GFT and global partner E&Y as the most promising business concepts in Big Data. 

PLATFORM
In the centre of this re-imagined forum, an agora-like elevated platform serves as an ancillary block with a full range of gastronomical programming as well as an auditorium and curated public space. The two raised levels are flanked by wide-set monumental stairways, one of which is wrapped in a semi-transparent textile that acts as a cinematic screen. The result is a semi-public auditorium that is at once permeable and specialised.

CODE_n

Site5.000 m2 Hall 16 at Hannover Fairgrounds during CeBit 2014
Program800 m2 Platform with Auditorium. 3.000 m2 Ink Jet Printed Textile Membrane
Date2014
LocationHannover, Germany
ClientGFT

Contemporary data-driven innovation is represented and visualised as a massive repository of human culture and activity, able to tackle and articulate the complexity, breadth and depth of the information available within virtual spaces. A 3.000 square meter, floor-to-ceiling terapixel graphic makes manifest the largesse of Big Data, the theme of this year's CODE_n. The designers imagine systems beyond human perception and use custom code to plot massive amounts of data on spectacular canvases.

Against this complex backdrop of Big Data, 21st century innovation is posited as a sequence of deeply connected ideas and intangible technologies that bolster the endeavours of 50 international startups from 17 countries, each hand selected by both CODE_n initiators GFT and global partner E&Y as the most promising business concepts in Big Data. 

PLATFORM
In the centre of this re-imagined forum, an agora-like elevated platform serves as an ancillary block with a full range of gastronomical programming as well as an auditorium and curated public space. The two raised levels are flanked by wide-set monumental stairways, one of which is wrapped in a semi-transparent textile that acts as a cinematic screen. The result is a semi-public auditorium that is at once permeable and specialised.

TERAPIXEL GRAPHICS
For the 260 metre-long terapixel graphics, the designers have culled and combined data sets from a vast range of sources - from Google Lab's annals of digitised books to the morphological paths of the human mind - to create a giant, filleted panorama that both envelopes and frees the exhibition space.

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TERAPIXEL GRAPHICS
For the 260 metre-long terapixel graphics, the designers have culled and combined data sets from a vast range of sources - from Google Lab's annals of digitised books to the morphological paths of the human mind - to create a giant, filleted panorama that both envelopes and frees the exhibition space.

RETROSPECTIVE TRENDING is a 90 metre long wall-like canopy running along the western longitudinal section of the Hall 16. The varicoloured scalar field of relation human knowledge, is expressed as a horizontal expanse of over 400 lexical frequency timelines from the years 1800 to 2008, each generated using Google's Ngram tool. Using Google Book's archive of 4 billion scanned book pages, hundreds of search terms related to ethnographic themes of politics, economics, engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and philosophy resulted in the output of monumental kaleidoscopic historical trajectories of word usage over time. Re-imagined as an overlapping series of gradients, each polychrome precipice articulates the prevalence and staying power of human histories, beliefs, concepts, theories and inventions. The space of the hall is redefined by hundreds of these rotated prismatic turrets, each monuments to human innovation, enterprise and thought; each peak and sweep a battle of relevance. That the Ngram terms are generated by a human mind in hindsight only serves to make provocative statements about the total life of the archived world.
(12.5 terapixel)

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David Levene
RETROSPECTIVE TRENDING is a 90 metre long wall-like canopy running along the western longitudinal section of the Hall 16. The varicoloured scalar field of relation human knowledge, is expressed as a horizontal expanse of over 400 lexical frequency timelines from the years 1800 to 2008, each generated using Google's Ngram tool. Using Google Book's archive of 4 billion scanned book pages, hundreds of search terms related to ethnographic themes of politics, economics, engineering, science, technology, mathematics, and philosophy resulted in the output of monumental kaleidoscopic historical trajectories of word usage over time. Re-imagined as an overlapping series of gradients, each polychrome precipice articulates the prevalence and staying power of human histories, beliefs, concepts, theories and inventions. The space of the hall is redefined by hundreds of these rotated prismatic turrets, each monuments to human innovation, enterprise and thought; each peak and sweep a battle of relevance. That the Ngram terms are generated by a human mind in hindsight only serves to make provocative statements about the total life of the archived world.
(12.5 terapixel)
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HYDROSPHERE HYPERWALL is a visualisation of the global ocean as dynamic pathways, polychrome swathes of sea climate, data-collecting swarms of mini robots and sea animals, and plumes of narrow current systems. While 90% of the ocean remains unexplored, the enormity of the uncharted blue planet can be conjured up and realized at the scale of human understanding using unprecedented quantities of satellite and in-situ data. NASA's ECCO2 maps were interwoven with world oceanic Big Data to describe the hydrosphere's forces and flows. Sinuous lines and tassels of ever-dynamic forces are layered with a cloud of directional arrows that specify wind direction. The re-imagined surface of the earth swirls alongside an exploded perpendicular web of data vectors in form of buoys, argo floats, research ships, wave gliders, sea creatures and research stations.
(6.2 terapixel)

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David Levene
HYDROSPHERE HYPERWALL is a visualisation of the global ocean as dynamic pathways, polychrome swathes of sea climate, data-collecting swarms of mini robots and sea animals, and plumes of narrow current systems. While 90% of the ocean remains unexplored, the enormity of the uncharted blue planet can be conjured up and realized at the scale of human understanding using unprecedented quantities of satellite and in-situ data. NASA's ECCO2 maps were interwoven with world oceanic Big Data to describe the hydrosphere's forces and flows. Sinuous lines and tassels of ever-dynamic forces are layered with a cloud of directional arrows that specify wind direction. The re-imagined surface of the earth swirls alongside an exploded perpendicular web of data vectors in form of buoys, argo floats, research ships, wave gliders, sea creatures and research stations.
(6.2 terapixel)
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The HUMAN CONNECTOME is a morphological map the ultimate complex system, the Human Brain, realized in terapixel resolution. Complete with several million multi-coloured fibre bundles and white matter tracts acquired using diffusionMRIs, structural descriptions of the human mind were generated at 40 times the scale of the human body. The comprehensive 3-D map of human neural connections collapses the Mind/Brain divide with both scale and hue. Whole brain dynamics are visualised on an ultra-macro scale as well as the infinitesimal cell-scale. The resultant population of information potentiates a range of inquiries - from degenerative tissue damage in Alzheimer's patients to the neural basis of morality. Mental phenomena become tangible models, prime for study, analysis and assessment for tendency and anomaly alike.
(6.6 terapixel)

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David Levene
The HUMAN CONNECTOME is a morphological map the ultimate complex system, the Human Brain, realized in terapixel resolution. Complete with several million multi-coloured fibre bundles and white matter tracts acquired using diffusionMRIs, structural descriptions of the human mind were generated at 40 times the scale of the human body. The comprehensive 3-D map of human neural connections collapses the Mind/Brain divide with both scale and hue. Whole brain dynamics are visualised on an ultra-macro scale as well as the infinitesimal cell-scale. The resultant population of information potentiates a range of inquiries - from degenerative tissue damage in Alzheimer's patients to the neural basis of morality. Mental phenomena become tangible models, prime for study, analysis and assessment for tendency and anomaly alike.
(6.6 terapixel)
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The terapixel-resolution and architectural scale of the printed data visualisations allows ideas to unfold across all 5,000 square meters of the hall, unimpeded by the booths and cubicles that so characterise conventional expo architecture. Rather than rely on constraining digital screens, the space is organised by graphical surfaces in form of both variously coloured carpet inlays as well as immersive Big Data panoramas. The exhibitor's allotments are free of partitions and communication barriers; the architecture is essentially a varied and visually textured mono-surface.

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David Levene
The terapixel-resolution and architectural scale of the printed data visualisations allows ideas to unfold across all 5,000 square meters of the hall, unimpeded by the booths and cubicles that so characterise conventional expo architecture. Rather than rely on constraining digital screens, the space is organised by graphical surfaces in form of both variously coloured carpet inlays as well as immersive Big Data panoramas. The exhibitor's allotments are free of partitions and communication barriers; the architecture is essentially a varied and visually textured mono-surface.
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The installation of the massive, printed membranes in Hall 16 required several hydraulic lifting systems.

A network of space frame trusses creates the backbone from which the 11 metre high panoramas are suspended.

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The installation of the massive, printed membranes in Hall 16 required several hydraulic lifting systems.
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A network of space frame trusses creates the backbone from which the 11 metre high panoramas are suspended.

The space is prime for entrepeneurnial parlance - interiors are devoid of partitions and encourage the free exchange of ideas and innovation. Areas of circulation and movement, like stairs and snack bars, are optimised for both chance and repeat encounters.

The terapixel textiles were individually sewn and fitted with magnetic strips to create a continuous surface.

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The space is prime for entrepeneurnial parlance - interiors are devoid of partitions and encourage the free exchange of ideas and innovation. Areas of circulation and movement, like stairs and snack bars, are optimised for both chance and repeat encounters.
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The terapixel textiles were individually sewn and fitted with magnetic strips to create a continuous surface.