The Internet Mapping Project

Arnoud van den Heuvel
June 5th 2009

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Kevin Kelly -- senior maverick at Wired -- asks people how they see the internet and if they can, visualize it. Here is how:

"The internet is vast. Bigger than a city, bigger than a country, maybe as big as the universe. It's expanding by the second. No one has seen its borders. And the internet is intangible, like spirits and angels. The web is an immense ghost land of disembodied places. Who knows if you are even there, there. Yet everyday we navigate through this ethereal realm for hours on end and return alive. We must have some map in our head.
I've become very curious about the maps people have in their minds when they enter the internet. So I've been asking people to draw me a map of the internet as they see it. That's all. More than 50 people of all ages and levels of expertise have mapped their geography of online."

About the project | Download pdf and participate | View more maps;mapping project 02

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Related: The first Map of the Internet | It's Nature... but not as we Know It | Periodic Table of the Internet | World Mapper

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