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Connie Zhou: Where the internet lives for Google

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Connie Zhou’s photos of the Google data centres are satisfyingly Wonka-ish

We were kind of in two minds about whether we should post this as it’s done the rounds these past couple of days but ultimately there was no way we couldn’t really. Much like if Charlie and the Chocolate Factory would have been a massive letdown if Willy Wonka’s domain had turned out to be a drab, industrial workspace, it would have been disappointing if Google’s tech centres had been grey and uninspiring. But fortunately for us all they are actually multi-coloured data wonderlands with a carefully created sense of fun and whimsy which reflects the company’s values.

But in all the coverage it seems that photographer Connie Zhou has ben slightly forgotten, when in fact there’s a great deal of skill involved in capturing even such a photo-friendly set of locales. Oh and kudos too for the name of the series Where the internet lives which sounds like it could be a 21st Century Roald Dahl story – although golden tickets aren;t believed to gain entry to these sites sadly.

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Connie Zhou: Where the internet lives for Google

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Connie Zhou: Where the internet lives for Google