In recent decades, the internet has expanded its grip on society. As a result, the amount of data transmitted has increased exponentially. While the environmental impact of this rapid change is generally not well understood, data centres are predicted to be responsible for 3 – 13% of the global electricity usage by 2030. This lack of awareness about the environmental impact results from the lack of transparency about this technological ecosystem, caused by its sheer complexity. To explore this problem, the Transmission Ticker research project was set up. Aiming to bridge the gap between the complex digital realm and the physical realm, by means of a hyper-mechanical artefact.