Thursday, October 25, 2007


one of Michael Benedikt's definitions of Cyberspace:

its corridors form wherever electricity runs with intelligence. its chambers bloom wherever data gathers and is stored. its depths increase with every image or word or number, with every addition, every contribution, of fact or thought. its horizons recede in every direction; it breathes larger, it complexifies, it embraces and involves. billowing, glittering, humming, coursing, a borgesian library, a city; intimate, immense, firm, liquid, recognisable and unrecognisable at once.

This is almost definitely my starting point for the photoshop project. things that grow, expand, link etc - cyberspace!

but as with the flower, each part - though in some way representative of cyberspace/the internet - also represents something else, a dialogue or rather a chorus, and always the everpresent and ominous "us"!!

so, this is part 2...

and here is the original which was traced over:


Ryan Ormonde said...

Thought you might like this. It's a map of Cable and Wireless's submarine and subterranean cables. There must be so many of these maps, and together they are a map of what the actual 'web' looks like, I suppose:

Ryan Ormonde said...

It's cutting off my link!

nisha said...

i do thanks! thats exactly the kind of thing i've been looking for. soon u may see a photoshop tracing of one of these!