The Server Spinal Cord - Heading Towards Extinction
(Artist Rendering of Design)
About "Server Art"
Why Are We Doing This?
On-Demand and Cloud Computing allow companies to run their businesses instead of running servers. Companies moving aggressively towards this vision will save money, increase business innovation, have happier users and yes, eliminate servers. So we tried to tackle the pressing question - What can we do with al the servers we are helping companies eliminate? And thus, server art was born...
From The Artist
Inspiration for the Concept
"I envision using all five of the available servers to construct a large-scale portion of a spinal cord. The idea is a play on words referring to the role that servers typically play in business infrastructure, where they are considered the "backbone" of the networking system. More and more frequently, that role is changing as companies are choosing to "rent" computing infrastructure instead of installing it themselves. There is also a movement toward downloading computing applications over the Internet rather than using costly on-premises software powered by back-end infrastructure..."
About The Artist
As an artist, Jamie Banes explores what it means to be a living organism, the anatomical systems within the human body, and gaining a better understanding of the relationship between those systems and the events that make up our daily experience. With a Masters in Fine Arts from University of California, Davis, his work attempts to circumvent the usual passive exchange between viewer and piece, giving spectators a more full understanding of his or her role in the conversation.