Over two billion people across the world use the Internet regularly. Every second, 2.8 million emails are sent, 30,000 phrases are Googled, and 600 updates are tweeted. While being absorbed into this virtual world, most rarely consider the physical ramifications of this data. All over the world, data centers are becoming integral components of our twenty-first century infrastructure. These facilities can range from small portable modules to massive warehouses full of servers, from sleek new constructions to the reuse of existing infrastructures.
CLOG : DATA SPACE examines with the significance of this bridge between the virtual and the physical. With over 35 contributions, CLOG explores how this new typology affects the discourse of architecture and the shaping of our built environment.