Illustrating the impact of the digital divide

In a moment when technological inequality is one of the great challenges ahead of us, BIT Habitat, a non-profit organization fostering urban innovation based in Barcelona, commissioned us to explain the digital divide through data.

To depict this reality, we created the Analog Museum of Digital Inequality: a collection of reinterpreted classical art pieces that integrate data to show the digital divide as a social, educational, generational and gender-based issue.

An art collection with integrated data

From a Rosetta Stone 2.0 that points out how the techy language has long been an obstacle for older adults to access technology, to a Map of inequality that shows the unequal distribution of Internet access across the world – the narrative the pieces interweave emphasizes how urgent it is to point our efforts towards democratizing technology.