Alexander Taylor

Researcher in Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

Alexander Taylor is a Researcher with the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He works at the intersection of science and technology studies, media archaeology and digital cultural heritage. His current ethnographic research is based on long-term fieldwork in the data centre industry. As demand for ‘all you can eat’ data expands, and as expectations for uninterrupted Internet connectivity become more and more inflexible, this project investigates the high-pressure work that goes on 'behind the screens' of the digital world to eliminate the possibility of IT failure and data loss.


  • 2014–present
    Researcher, University of Cambridge