Illuminating Data

A light installation about mobile communication in Norway in 2013

When do you think Norwegians make the most cell phone calls during a year?

This information is brought to light through a physical installation with data on the hourly amount of phone calls made by Telenor’s 2.1 million customers in 2013. By displaying this spatially the installation offers an opportunity to communicate big data to a wider audience.

“Illuminating data” reveals the repetitive patterns in our behaviour and the rise and fall in call activity throughout the day. Occasionally there are distinguishable hours and days that make it tempting to assume why we sometimes make more phone calls. The soft and rhythmic changes in the light forms a calming atmosphere, and the choice of materials and scale creates a delicate and airy space.


Ingrid Herigstad  | | +47 93 61 33 31