Less than a second

As information design consultancy Signal Noise notes, time is of the essence now more than ever before.

Signal Noise One Second Speed Map.
Signal Noise One Second Speed Map.

Indeed, as they surmise, we can now access enormous reams of data in ‘less than a second’, thanks to technologies such as a camera that can capture the movement of light in slow motion, or the Large Hadron Collider – to be celebrated at a new Science Museum show next month– which can capture sub-atomic activity happening at whopping speeds.

Josh Gowen
Josh Gowen

From next week, the consultancy is drawing together an exhibition of what it deems to be the best printed information and data design.

Signal Noise Leap Second
Signal Noise Leap Second

The show is themed around the idea ‘less than a second’, with works showing ‘how technology is enabling a vast number of data points and events to be read and understood across a variety of fields – from automated trades to F1 analytics’, says Signal Noise.

Paul Butt
Paul Butt

Featured designers include Paul Butt, of Information is Beautiful fame; Dave Bowker, 2009’s Design Museum designer in residence; data science agency Quantum Black, and works by Signal Noise themselves.

Dave Bowker.
Dave Bowker.

All the works on show will be available to buy.

Quantum Black
Quantum Black

Less Than a Second runs from 1 – 2 November at Blackall Studios, 73 Leonard Shoreditch EC2A. For more information visit www.lessthanasecond.info

Joshua Lambert.
Joshua Lambert.

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