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Full HD video, , 09:01 min, 2015

 

The work is an attempt to go beyond the typical visual representation of data centres - blinking lights, cables, large sterile halls full of server racks. The patent drawings of data centres and its various processes provide a purified image that refers to the most important operations. Flowcharts, electrical schemes and machine drawings draw attention to primary goals of data processing - to order and optimize the messy physical world.

 

Move away from the age-old search for causality ... instead we can discover patterns and correlations ... The correlations may not tell us precisely why something is happening, but they alert us that it is happening. Big data is about what, not why. Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think(London: John Murray Publishers, 2013), 14