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What It Looks Like To Step Inside The Internet

"Big data" comes to life in a stunning new art exhibit.

A new exhibition called "Big Bang Data" houses provocative artwork that takes data from platforms like Facebook and turns them into a visual compilation of a sometimes unfathomable data-driven world.

The exhibition debuted last Thursday at Somerset House in London, England, and runs until Feb. 28, 2016. It features various international artists such as Ryoji Ikeda, James Bridle and Eva and Franco Mattes.

Check out some of the artwork below.

  • Some of the photographs of a million users of Facebook collated by artists Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico are displayed
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    Some of the photographs of a million users of Facebook collated by artists Paolo Cirio and Alessandro Ludovico are displayed at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England. The show highlights the data explosion that's radically transforming our lives.
  • A visitor looks at an installation by artist Ryoji Ikeda at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, i
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    A visitor looks at an installation by artist Ryoji Ikeda at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England.
  • The first visualization of the World Wide Web from 1999, by artist Lisa Jevbratt, with colors representing individual website
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    The first visualization of the World Wide Web from 1999, by artist Lisa Jevbratt, with colors representing individual websites, is shown at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England.
  • A staff member stands in a projection of live data feeds from (L-R) Twitter, Instagram and Transport for London by data visua
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    A staff member stands in a projection of live data feeds from (L-R) Twitter, Instagram and Transport for London by data visualisation studio Tekja at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England.
  • A member of staff looks up at the "Black Shoals: Dark Matter" projection at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on
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    A member of staff looks up at the "Black Shoals: Dark Matter" projection at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England.
  • Curator Olga Subiros checks globes visualising world data at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015,
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    Curator Olga Subiros checks globes visualising world data at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England.
  • Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg's "Stranger Visions," comprised of 3D-printed faces extracted from DNA taken from discarded ciga
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    Artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg's "Stranger Visions," comprised of 3D-printed faces extracted from DNA taken from discarded cigarette butts and chewing gum, is displayed at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England.
  • The Transparency Grenade by artist Julian Oliver is shown at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015,
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    The Transparency Grenade by artist Julian Oliver is shown at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England.
  • A staff member plays with a game that builds a future London at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 201
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    A staff member plays with a game that builds a future London at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England. 
  • A vending machine dispenses crisps when the BBC RSS news feed uses key words at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset Hous
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    A vending machine dispenses crisps when the BBC RSS news feed uses key words at the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House on Dec. 2, 2015, in London, England.
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