The nice folk at New York based studio WeShouldDoItAll, recently sent me out one of their Network Mapping prints which I can honestly say is a thing of beauty. As they explain:
'Network mapping is a graphic representation of the physical connectivity of the Internet. Originally founded and written by Barrett Lyon of The Opte Project in 2003, network mapping began as a way to trace the internet over the course of one day, through a single computer. It has now developed into much broader capabilities, detecting results of human communities such as organizations, social groups, industries, economies, voting systems and tendencies, natural disasters, weather cycles and wars'.