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    Two picures of the Internet
    Project: Emergence and Navigating Space
    I present in this post two pictures of the Internet. Both depict data and the inherently invisible connections and transmissions of data that make up the Internet. The first picture has a strict depiction of the internet, a literal road map of connections. Unfortunately, I feel the map is like a cross section of a building that strips the space of any cinematic experience. Data Flow captures the atmosphere and excitement of the internet, it's more art that is a lie to tell the truth.

    Social Network Fragments

    Below is a picture from Social Network Fragments, a project done by MIT's the Sociable Media Group. The project charts connects between people on emails, contacts, and subscriptions to listgroups. The broad view on the top shows that the internet is actually quite tribal, that is people tend to form dense connections between their closest friends, and few connections between clusters. Looking closer you can see the complexity of each cluster.

    I feel like when we navigate pages on the internet we're like birds in a flock, we only see the pages we've navigated to in the last 24 hours, it's hard to grasp the immensity of the place, which this does well.





    Data Flow

    Data Flow, a project by D-Fuse, also depicts the data of the internet, or rather it draws its influences from it. "The work explores and traces the hidden data that exists on the internet and the invisible nature of these elements", as a video of the project shows.


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