internet mapping
July 30, 2009 9:55 AM   Subscribe

Internet Mapping Project l slide-showl more about it here. Please draw a map of the internet, as you see it. Indicate your "home". You can download a blank PDF here and email it to [Kevin Kelly] when done.

In posting the images on Flickr I suggested that they would make great fodder for a creative scholar. Much to my surprise two days later, a professor in Argentina wrote the first paper with a first attempt to classify this initial set of maps.

Other innovative mapping of the internet: The xkcd internet and online communities map. Data-Visualization maps. The Dmoz tree map of the whole internet. The DIMES map and related site. Mapping movements/feelings within the internet.
posted by nickyskye (7 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Some of these are really cool.
posted by JeffK at 10:07 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]

Disturbingly Vonnegutian
posted by gurple at 10:15 AM on July 30, 2009

Another internet mapping project from Bell Labs in 1998-1999. More from The Opte Project (from your data visualization link.
posted by netbros at 11:09 AM on July 30, 2009

Some of those made me stop and think. It's a neat idea.
posted by mdoar at 11:10 AM on July 30, 2009

This reminds me of the web trend map, but more personal.
posted by filthy light thief at 11:31 AM on July 30, 2009 [1 favorite]

*briefly contemplates a line-drawing recreation of goatse, with an arrow pointing at a small dot deep in the colorectal abyss marked 'ME', then realizes it may be misinterpreted*
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:38 PM on July 30, 2009

Neat. There's a similar idea of mental mapping for understanding how people view cities or the places that they live.
posted by stratastar at 8:45 AM on July 31, 2009

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