Project Description

  • Photograph showing the inside of a computing warehouse, in white and faint tones.
  • Photograph showing the inside of a computing warehouse, in white and faint tones.
  • Photograph showing the inside of a computing warehouse, in white and faint tones.

A R E Taylor

Geometrics of the Cloud

Photography

Data centres form the operational backbone of global connectivity. Our telephone calls, text messages and Zoom meetings are routed through and stored inside these large, windowless ‘cloud’ computing warehouses. The metaphor of the ‘cloud’ obfuscates the material and environmental impact of this infrastructure, which now accounts for more than 2% of global carbon emissions.