The Dataset's Dream; a thought-provoking collaboration.

thought-provoking collaboration between UKCEH scientists, an artist and a poet, explores what is gained and lost when an observation of wildlife becomes a digitised record.

The new installation, which will be exhibited in woodland in Southwest London this weekend (2-4 December), has been inspired by the DECIDE project, led by UKCEH. The project is using 18 million records of butterflies and moths submitted by about 117,000 volunteers over the past 20 years to model the distribution of more than 800 butterfly and moth species across the UK.

The Dataset’s Dream comprises illuminated, painted glass cocoon-caskets by artist Bryony Benge-Abbott inspired by a journey into the interactions of data with nature. 

Read more on the UKCEH website here.