Hidden Landscapes

While I am definitely a student of the visible landscape, no less material is the hidden landscape of networks. The book, Tubes, by Andrew Blum, reveals the hidden landscape of the internet, which works in the background to support our whole social system.

These maps of submarine cables from telegeography.com are as beautiful as they are menacing in their reminder, perhaps, of how tenuous our communications systems are.

Hidden landscapes: submarine cable map

Cable Map

About Laura Taylor

I'm an associate professor and graduate planning program coordinator in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University. I am a planning consultant, too. This blog is to share my research on the politics of nature and the negotiation of landscape values in the city and city planning, with a keen interest in the urban-rural fringe and exurbia.
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