The Internet Mapping Project

Here is another episode in our series on alternative forms of mapping:

Kevin Kelly, co-founder of Wired, asks people to participate in visualizing the internet. 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.

Here are some of the results:

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You can view all maps here. If you want to draw a map yourself, you can download a customized PDF here.

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