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Big Data - Tim Smith


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There is a mind-boggling amount of data floating around our society. Physicists at CERN have been pondering how to store and share their ever more massive data for decades - stimulating globalization of the internet along the way, whilst 'solving' their big data problem. Tim Smith plots CERN's involvement with big data from fifty years ago to today.

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Meet The Creators

  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Animation Artist Celeste Lai, Lisa LaBracio
  • Composer Corey Allen Jackson
  • Sound Designer Jennifer Lewis
  • Educator Tim Smith
  • Narrator Tim Smith

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