Bringing down the cloudWe call it “the Cloud” which implies that the Internet is floating in the sky. WiFi, picking up signals from the air- adds to that notion.
But in fact, most of the World Wide Web is underneath our feet. Fascinated by this paradox, Daan Veerman analyzed the infrastructure of the Internet present in the Netherlands.
His mini-exhibition, including a book, a series of models and a video-installation, showcases the physical side of this online world.
The story starts at sea, or actually beneath it, following the submarine cables to their landing points, and via Internet Exchanges to the data centers. In the video you’ll see Daan walking the route of an e-mail, physically manifesting a virtual phenomenon in public space.