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July 01, 2006

Simon Norfolk's Supercomputer Photos

Simon Norfolk photo

Photographer Simon Norfolk has been traveling throughout the US and Europe photographing some of the world's most powerful supercomputers. These machines are technical marvels, but Norfolk is not at all comfortable with them...

These computers are not amiable assistants they are distant and sinister; cold and inscrutable. In a zero-sum game, it feels like they grow stronger not to help us, but at our expense.

You have to pick your way through Norfolk's flash-driven portfolio site a bit to find the supercomputer photos, but it's worth the extra clicks. For that matter, his other photos are pretty amazing too. (Thanks to BLDGBLOG).

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at July 1, 2006 06:20 AM

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