Every second, 2.8 million emails are sent, 30,000 phrases are Googled and 600 updates are tweeted. The amount of data uploaded to the Internet in a single second is a staggering 24,000 gigabytes. Propelled by the Internet of Things, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created each day. While our datafied existences are progressively evaporating in bytes and remote connections, the material and spatial consequences of data production and consumption remain largely unanticipated.
What is the material impact of our increasing reliance on the digital? How is contemporary life in the digital realm transforming the political, social and physical character of our environment? What could be a 21st-century institution of humans and machines and what would be its architecture?