A Recording Project Exploring the Physical Sounds of Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing Sounds

Musician Matt Parker recently recorded the sounds of a medium-sized data center at the City South Campus of Birmingham City University. Parker then took the sounds and remixed them into a new composition playing with all the whirring and beeping.

“The idea is to highlight the physical nature of ‘cloud computing’ and to remind people that whilst their phones might be sat silently in their pockets, somewhere out there, a huge hive of hard drives and fans is spinning around frantically; managing our digital identities.”

photo via Matt Parker

via Cities & Memory, Vice Motherboard