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2013 June 15
by Shared by Steve Rust

Check out NYU Assistant Professor Nicole Starosielski’s new digital mapping project Surfacing. The project is current in progress. An extended paper version based on a presentation at Sub-Optic is available at


This interactive digital media project visualizes cultural geographies of submarine communications networks. These networks currently support almost all of our transoceanic internet traffic. Using video and photography of landing points and cable stations across the Pacific Rim, Surfacing maps the cultural processes that have come to shape the development of transnational internet infrastructure.

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