Up in the Cloud: Computing in the 21st Century (so far)
Episode 28 Season 3
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The idea of a cloud evokes an immaterial floating world of information. Adam and Aneil turn the anthropological lens towards this idea to deconstruct the hidden material world required to support the immaterial network of cloud computing. We explore the changing relationships and meanings of ownership, exchange, and materiality through the rise of cloud computing. We further delve into different uses of computing and mobile phone usage across the world, how social and economic inequality effects how and whether computers and cloud services are built, used, and accessed.