Exhibited at ‘Less-than a Second’, exploring the world’s financial markets and how automation is changing the industry.


‘Inside the World’s Stock Exchange’ is a visualisation exploring the world’s financial markets and new computerised methods that are changing the industry. We divided automation into two core subjects, summarising the top stock exchanges and highlighting the true distinction of human vs. computer decisions.

We were commissioned by ‘signal noise’ to produce a print-based visualisation to visually represent captured data that occurs within this time.


We found that although computers made 3x more transactions than humans, only educated high decisions of humans result in the larger ROI (Return Of Investment). Computers contribute in high-frequency trading to maintain market liquidity to predict upon, processed by algorithms at velocities too quick for the human brain to compute.


Signal Noise


Q4 2013