Internet Landscapes Field Report: Clouds of the American West
25 pages, Xerox printed, handbound, edition of 100.
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During the summer of 2021, I took a road trip for the duration of four weeks to visit twelve data center locations, camping at or near each for a number of nights. I drove to Oregon, Nevada through the deserts of California, Utah and Arizona. Curious to experience and chronicle the emerging condition that the data center embodies, I traveled to these zones and inhabited the machine landscapes that invisibly run the modern world. I was interested in exploring these massive and energy-consuming buildings and the surrounding landscape as more than just computational infrastructure, but monuments to human knowledge in an increasingly disconnected society.