Graduation Project

Daan Veerman

Department: Man and Well being

Bringing Down the Cloud

We call it ‘the cloud’, which implies that the internet is floating in the sky. WiFi – picking up wireless signals from the air – adds to that idea. But in fact, most of the World Wide Web is underneath our feet. Fascinated by this paradox, Daan Veerman analysed the infrastructure of the internet in the Netherlands. His mini-exhibition including a book, a series of models and a video installation, showcases the physical side of the 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 centres. In the video Daan walks along the route of an e-mail, physically revealing a virtual phenomenon in public space.

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Photographs: Ronald Smits