Friday, June 05, 2009

Internet Mapping Project

Kevin Kelly handed out sheets of paper at the TED conference and asked people to draw a map of the Internet, indicating their "home" on the map. So far he's collected over 60 hand drawn maps. There is a slideshow here.

From the site:
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.

Found at: BoingBoing

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