Big data and data visualisation… how to disclose images or information. Interesting approach by Geert Mul in his installations.
Both Plato’s allegory of the Cave and Einstein’s “god does not play dice” show the notion of an underlying and hidden master-plan for the universe that science has to reveal. But information and knowledge as such were immaterial and without exact properties. That changed in 1948, when American mathematical engineer Claude Shannon quantified information; the smallest unit of information was named a ‘bit’.