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New Cloud Atlas

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): Joseph Dahmen, Ben Dalton & Amber Frid-Jimenez

Access to information is a vital element of a free society.1However, contemporary information infrastructure is largely constructed, operated, and maintained by major corporations. These multinational entities have reach at once more extensive and less transparent than the national governments that have traditionally provided other forms of public infrastructure.2The New Cloud Atlas (http://newcloudatlas.org) is an open-source participatory platform that maps and catalogues the physical assets of the cloud—warehouse data centers, Internet exchanges, connecting cables and switches—in an open and accessible way, rendering the physical infrastructure of information open to public scrutiny. The project is modeled on theInternational Meteorological Organization, which at its founding in 1873 was one of the first transnational entities engaged in the global exchange of information.





Volume Editors
Luis Francisco Rico-Gutierrez & Martha Thorne