Tracking the total emissions equivalent required to power Google Search.
CO2GLE is a real-time, net-based installation that displays the amount of CO2 emitted on each second thanks to the global visits to Google.com.What is the material impact of communications through the Internet? I often ask this question to my friends and colleagues, and I rarely get a reply. Indeed, almost nobody recalls that the Internet is made up of interconnected physical infrastructures which consume natural resources. How can such an evident fact become so blurred in the social imagination? This project was created from an urge to highlight the invisible connection between actions and consequences when using digital communications technologies.