Google has introduced Project Mural. In association with artist, Google has decided to paint the Data Center walls with Mural.
According to announcement, Two Data Center in Oklahoma and Belgium, have gotten makeovers. Google has a plan “to bring a bit of the magic from the inside of our data centers to the outside.”
In Mayes County, Oklahoma, digital artist Jenny Odell’s mural is made up of Google Maps satellite imagery. Her mural artwork focuses on types of infrastructure that enable the flow of goods, power and information—not unlike data centers themselves.
Belgium local street artist Oli-B took inspiration from “the cloud” for his colorful mural on the outside of our St. Ghislain data center. He’s painted clouds that include elements specific to the region, the data center and the people who run it—including the sheep that roam the data center grounds and a balloon from the annual festival L’Ascension à Saint-Ghislain.
“It may look like a giant canvas. But this is a very special place that plays a special role in the operation of the Internet. It ultimately plays a role in the lives of a lot of people and mine, too.” Oli-B, an artist who designed the cloud on the exterior of a data center in St. Ghislain, Belgium, said in a video describing the project.
“Seeing them from a satellite perspective kind of brings out how strange and specifically human they are,” O’dell said in a video provided by Google. “The satellite imagery I used to make this mural at some point passed through a data center like this one.”
Google explains the reason behind this move. “Whether it’s sharing photos, searching the web, or translating languages, billions of requests are sent to “the cloud” every day. But few people know all this information flows through physical locations, called data centres”.
“Because these buildings typically aren’t much to look at, people usually don’t, and rarely learn about the incredible structures and people who make so much of modern life possible. To begin to change that, we created the Data Center Project Mural.” Said Joe Kava, VP Google Data Centres.