What an great idea to let people draw a picture of the internet as they see it.
This is creative thinking, collaboration, communication and sharing all at once.
Sometimes it hard to understand what the internet is, or what it means to us.
In my view it’s a continent, only recently discovered and we’ve only just begun
to explore all it’s wonderful and strange properties, unlike anything we’ve ever seen before.
And yet, in a way, it already feels like home, i’ve setup camp and plan to stay here for a while,
cause i wanna know what we’re gonna find next.
Ordering The Chaos: The Internet Mapping Project
By Maria Popova
Dissecting the interwebs, or what digital toddlers have to do with infinite loops.
You know we’re in dire straits when Tim Berners-Lee, father of the World Wide Web, says we no longer fully understand the Internet.
But Wired magazine founder and chronic digital culture explorer Kevin Kelly has set out to dissect the fabric of the web. His Internet Mapping Project is an effort to understand how people conceive of the Internet through a series of user-submitted hand-drawn maps.
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.
So far, there are close to 80 submissions by people of all ages, nationalities and expertise levels, ranging from the concrete to the conceptual to the comic.