Episode 3 of The People's Cloud focusses on the fibre optic cable network that spans both land and see, making up 97% of the world's network infrastructure. We talk about the history of submarine telecommunications cables with some of Europe's experts in the industry as well as the problems the fibre optic cable industry faces today. We look at where these cabled infrastructures operate, physical, on land and at sea and find them to exist in the most peculiar places.
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Directed by Matt Parker
Camera by Sebastien Dehesdin
Sound Recording by Matt Parker
Dubbing Mix by Chris Amblin
Thanks to the staff at Farice and Virgin Media.
As is the case with all of the chapters in this series, the audio and video material is almost entirely captured from the field recording trips. All musical composition or animated abstraction is a result of working with these original source materials in an attempt to rematerialize the internet through audiovisual means. We take the sound of the species as seriously as the visual spectacle and we ask that viewers do the same by listening with good speakers or headphones.
The People’s Cloud is an artist documentary series that gets to the bottom of the Internet; investigating the ecology and impact of cloud computing on the lives of those who use it, the places it is physically located in and the people who work to maintain it.