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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.

Which of these is the largest amount of data?

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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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