"Instant Interferences" by Jeffrey Curran and Jocelyn Monahan

 

"Instant Interferences" by Jeffrey Curran and Jocelyn Monahan

“Instant Interferences”

Jeffrey Curran and Jocelyn Monahan

Google has recently built a number of new data centers around the United States. These structures are often discussed in terms of shifts from industrial to post-industrial labor, job loss/creation, gentrification, and other human factors. However, the topographies of these towns also change, in order to accommodate such structures. This project will use instant photography to convey the changes this transition has on the landscapes themselves, focusing specifically on the newly constructed data center located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the 2014 harvest season. Over these months, I will document new roads, subdivisions, and shopping structures, as well as capture instances of farmland before it disappears. These will then be combined with field recordings and audio from low-frequency antennas taken in the same locations to create a new visual and aural picture of a rural town in transition.

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  • Debating Visual Knowledge