Acid Clouds: Niels Schrader & Roel Backaert - datacenter
Niels Schrader & Roel Backaert ©

Looking for the perfect snapshot of data centers in the dark: ‘we want to visualise the digital cloud'

In 'Acid Clouds', artist Niels Schrader and photographer Roel Backaert go on nighttime adventures in order to take the perfect photograph of the rising amount of data centers in the Netherlands. Often well secured, the duo started wondering why data centers are inaccessible for the people who's data is stored in them. Next to this, they are interested in the pollution problems caused by these massive data storage devices, which are currently responsible for more CO2 emission than aviation in the Netherlands, and our lack of knowledge thereof. 

Check out the data center walk that Waag is organising, and join us in thinking about the future of data.

Read the full article in Dutch.