As the internet continues to distort our perception of truth, our trust in the content we consume online is diminishing.
Multiple filters are applied to the information that we see: algorithms distil a world of opinions to give us a distinct view of events, and authenticity is becoming an increasingly scarce commodity. At the same time, technologies like blockchain offer immutable records that promise to save us from our own corruption.
Signal Noise, as part of the Economist Group’s Open Future initiative, will be curating ‘Data Obscura’. An exhibition exploring how these filters can refract, obscure and enhance what we hear, what we see and — ultimately — what we believe.
THU 07 —
SUN 10 JUNE
10:00 — 18:00 DAILY*
except Sunday 10:00 — 16:00
31 NEW INN YARD
To launch the exhibition to the public, Signal Noise will be hosting a panel debate which asks whether transparency and truth should be the ultimate aim online, and how much is ‘true enough’?
Thu 7 June
18:45 – 20:30
Get tickets at Eventbrite
As part of the exhibition, we’ve organised a guided tour.
Meet the authors of the exhibited pieces, find out about the thinking behind their work, ask as many questions as you like.
And we’ll go for drinks afterward. Somewhere in Shoreditch.
Saturday 9 June
16:00 – 18:00
If this sounds up your street, sign up for free tickets at meetup.com