Cloud Map

By Ianis Lallemand, A digital fabrication, 2016

A tactile atlas of cloud computing’s physical infrastructures. About 3000 data center GPS coordinates have been collected online and merged into a continuous surface. This new relief allows identifying most of the main geopolitical actors — at the exception of Russia. The project thus provides a physical index of both network infrastructure and geopolitical tensions.


This project has received support from EnsadLab and PSL Research University, in the context of the SACRe – PSL doctorate in art and design. Publications: Dossier Pour la Science n° 94 (Jan. 2017), Sciences du Design n° 4 (Dec. 2016).