Date:1 - 31 July
    Time:Daily from 10:00
    Location:Baltan Laboratories
    Street:Kastanjelaan 500
    Zip code:5604 EA
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    Posted in exhibition, 06th of June, 2016


    Summer exhibition: Dataïsm.
    What is the truth?

    For decades we have received news trough television, newspapers and radio. We considered news from those media as the truth. The truth, however, has been compromised with the coming of the Internet: everyone can start their own news website and write whatever they like.

    Summer exhibition: Dataïsm.Summer exhibition: Dataïsm.

    Students in the Communication & Multimedia Design department of the Avans University of Applied Sciences in ‘s-Hertogenbosch have initiated a project to create awareness around misleading data in journalism.

    The project is named Dataïsm, which derives from the Dada art movement. Dadaism is mocking the ways we design and interpret traditional arts. If the word Dataïsm would be in a dictionary it would be described as: Da-ta-ïsm [the], the act of consciously manipulating data.

    In collaboration with Baltan Laboratories, the students are organising an exhibition from July 1 – 31, 2016: Dataïsm. Through a series of interactive posters, the audience will be confronted with both misleading and truthful data. This contrast will encourage the audience to think more critically about their own conception of data, recognize manipulation and enables the visitor to single out misleading information. Every visitor is invited to test their own ability to distinguish false from truthful data.

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