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Network Geography 101

Teaching people what the Internet is actually made of by creating educational tools that will help users connect what they see on screens to the systems and infrastructure that make the Internet possible.

The Knight Prototype Fund is supporting work on a curriculum and toolkit of digital and analog resources for teaching people about the physical realities, hardware, and power dynamics of the Internet.

All Work

  • Longform
    The Atlantic
    D&S artist in residence Ingrid Burrington shares impressions from a tour of Facebook's massive Altoona data center, and wonders about the extent to which Facebook might be creating an infrastructure to rival the internet it... Read on The Atlantic
    December 2015
  • Longform
    The Atlantic
    If we measure infrastructure in terms of ROI, of course it doesn't make sense to build out fiber to the home in Point Arena. By that measure, it also doesn't really make sense to build bridges. Or roads. Or aqueducts. Public go... Read on The Atlantic
    November 2015
  • Longform
    The Atlantic
    “So what brings you to Atlanta?” the man at the Alamo rental-car desk asked my friend Sam. We responded perhaps more eagerly than necessary. “You know those markings you’ll see on the sidewalk that tell you where a gas main ... Read on The Atlantic
    August 2015
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