We know the internet as a 2-D screen, but in reality, the web is an immensely physical thing. The cloud isnât an ephemeral, immaterial place where our pictures just happen to hang out, but rather a series of massive servers, wires and equipment tucked away in high-security buildings. It takes a lot of stuffâpower and spaceâto make sure things run smoothly.
The internet has its own form of architecture, one that we rarely get to see. Timo Arnall, a designer and artist from London, has documented these hidden spaces his new project Internet Machine for Big Bang Data. And it turns out that these spaces are actually quite beautiful.
Read more at Wired.