10 kg From the New Factory | Sebastian Schmieg + Johannes P Osterhoff

A box of destructed hard-drives they received from Google’s data center in Saint-Ghislain, Belgium.

The origin for our interest in these objects was Google’s own documentation Datacenter’s Inside Look – depictions of spacious, cool server farms in saturated Google colors. A photograph of this series shows destructed hard drives, the data centers’ material basis. For us, they are the fundamental elements, facilitating services and interfaces which are used for our modern communication and the organization of knowledge...

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