The N-Dimensional Geometry and Kinaesthetic Space of the Internet

The N-Dimensional Geometry and Kinaesthetic Space of the Internet

Peter Murphy (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-561-0.ch105
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Abstract

What does the space created by the Internet look like? One answer to this question is to say that, because this space exists “virtually”, it cannot be represented. The idea of things that cannot be visually represented has a long history, ranging from the romantic sublime to the Jewish God. A second, more prosaic, answer to the question of what cyberspace looks like is to imagine it as a diagram-like web. This is how it is represented in “maps” of the Internet. It appears as a mix of cross-hatching, lattice-like web figures, and hub-and-spoke patterns of intersecting lines.

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